Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts

The Crimes of Grindelwald

Blu-ray Disc - 2019 | Rental edition, blu-ray version, widescreen version
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In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Rental edition, blu-ray version, widescreen version
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY F SF/FANTASY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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misatim
Sep 15, 2019

I enjoyed everything about this film except John Depp in the lead role. He just didn't pull it off. To bad cause everyone else is great

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lokelucy
Sep 04, 2019

I love this movie.People say that Grindelwald had to much screen time but I love him and think that it was cool to learn more about the villain. Newt is still a sweetheart and we don't see him as much as in the first maybe but that didn't bother me because he is still amazing for the scenes he does have and it gave room to focus on Credence and other characters. People say what they will but this is a great movie!

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hammer59
Jul 27, 2019

I was impressed and enjoyed it thoroughly. Better than the first.

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Kim_H
Jul 05, 2019

Confusing and just not worth watching!

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Dreamstime
Jun 17, 2019

Horribly disappointing. Removing the spectacular special effects would reveal a shallow and confusing story.

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booksmile
May 25, 2019

I still love Newt, he's such a rare type of character (the social issues and the kindness and the lack of doing things just for male ego sake) but I wish he'd had more screen time and the story had been better written and stuff with his friend's and love interest had been better written.
Also they could've reduced the villain's screen time by at least half....way too much. Actor is a problematic person too....but it would've been too much screen time for the villain and his ideas either way...
Plot wise: felt like everything was falling apart (and some of the things from the last movie were just reset and I was like wait, what?), there wasn't enough character development on the new characters to make me feel for them, some of the storylines were really problematic (nagini and lestrange family?) and I just felt like I was better off before seeing it....the last movie at least ended on an optimistic note...
But the new magic-animals were lovely and the effects were good.
The world needs more Newts!

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 23, 2019

Did not think much of this movie at all.

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miyoch
May 08, 2019

I didn't expect too much from this movie: the first movie was boring and there are a lot of negative reviews for this one. The movie is darker and less fun than the first one. It paves the way to a third movie. CGI is awesome and plot is quite dense.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 25, 2019

1.5/5 stars. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy film set in the now expansive Wizarding World Franchise, which was started with the Harry Potter films. It is the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Both films were written by J.K Rowling and directed by David Yates. Visually the film is what you would expect from a high budget blockbuster, but it is nothing boundary pushing or special. The acting is decent and believable. That is where the semi-positive things I can write about this film end. It makes me sad to say this as a big fan of Harry Potter, but this film is pretty terrible. While some of the previous new Wizarding World media was questionable, such as Harry Potter and The Cursed Child or the original fantastic beasts, this movie is actually bad. This movie has so many boring expositive scenes, new characters that we don’t care about, and a very contrived and non-compelling plot. This film should not have been made as a sequel, rather an anthology series. Having to give the characters from the last movie something to do in this new film makes it drag along and not make much sense. Overall, I would not recommend watching this movie. @Joaquin of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the long awaited sequel to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Being a fan of the first instalment, this film did not disappoint. Following many different storylines, this movie has a much darker feel than the bright world building of the first. Eddie Redmayne is back as the famous magizoologist Newt Scamander. Though he may not have as large a role in this film, his scenes are welcomed and comforting in comparison to the film's grim mood. Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore gives us an insight into the mysterious wizard's history and relationship with Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp. Grindelwald acts as a great villain, persuasive and alluring, yet mysterious or even violent. Every character in the film shows some form of character development, which will inevitably be important later. Surprisingly, my favourite character storyline was Leta Lestrange's, being mysterious and filled with twists and secrets. The ending was definitely a surprise and leaves many questions as to where the rest of the series will go. I'd definitely recommend this film, though don't expect the same happy tone of the Potter films or even the first installment. 4.5 Stars. @Ruby_Tuesday of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Alyxwrites
Apr 25, 2019

"Overall, I wanted to like this movie because I love Harry Potter and the Wizarding World. But I think this one is such a disappointment that I was upset when it was over..."

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Lucas_Radic
Feb 06, 2019

"You've gone middle head." - Newt

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Lucas_Radic
Feb 06, 2019

"Regret is my constant companion. Don't let it become yours." - Dumbledore

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Lucas_Radic
Feb 06, 2019

Newt: "She has eyes just like a salamander."
Jacob: "Don’t say that."
Newt: "…your eyes in newsprint… See, in reality they have this effect in them, Tina… It’s like fire in water, in dark water. I’ve only ever seen that in-"
Tina: "Salamanders?"

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Lucas_Radic
Feb 06, 2019

Leta: "Oh Newt. You never met a monster you couldn’t love."

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Feb 06, 2019

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