At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The review has SPOILERS.
I have been wanting to see this movie since I seen the first preview when I was in the movies for a different movie. I had this on my Christmas list to see and I was pretty excited that my husband was able to get tickets the day that it came out. Now, let’s talk about this movie. When we get started into the movie, it was pretty clear that this was going to start off bad because we figured they were going to move Grindelwald to England, but that was no shock that it failed and he got away. I wasn’t big on Jude Law playing Albus, and you couldn’t really tell who was playing McGonagall. Newt was fine as always and Jacob was still funny.
I’m pissed at Queenie for leaving to join Grindelwald and making Jacob decide if he wanted to be with her or not. Tina was still an ok character, she wasn’t my favorite and I wasn’t much of a fan when it came to Newt’s brother. I like Leta, she was cool until we found out she killed her stepbrother. I love that we got to see who Nagini was before she was forever a snake. The twist that I hated the most was the whole brother thing for Credence Barebone and Albus Dumbledore. That was just stupid. I hope in the next film they tell us more about this because of the fact that Albus has another brother just doesn’t fit right to me, mainly because of how it was pictured in the film.
Hogwarts still looked the same and I was excited to see Hogwarts in the movie but the thing I noticed was the BIG change of the uniforms. They were a dark blue and not black like we’re used to seeing in Harry Potter. We got to see the mirror again and that was nice to see after the first Harry Potter movie. I like that we got to see the kids in the defense of the dark arts doing the same lesson with facing their worst fear. To me, it felt like something was missing but I couldn’t tell what it was but I still enjoyed the movie.