Movie review | Fantastic Beasts enchanting Nambucca Valley audiences

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second installment to J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, has hit cinemas.

MAGIC: Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) in Majestic Cinemas Nambucca until mid December.

MAGIC: Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) in Majestic Cinemas Nambucca until mid December.

Picking up a few months after the conclusion of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is tasked by a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to travel to Paris and stop the dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Grindelwald continues his mission from the first movie to try and turn the Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), an Obscurus and dark force, into a weapon and rally his followers to push his pure-blood wizard agenda.

This movie has the same element of magic and wonder as the first, introducing us to new fantastic beasts from the wizarding world. Fan favourites, the bowtruckle and Nifflers, also make an appearance. 

We are given glimpses into the Parisian Ministry of Magic and also taken back to the Hogwarts castle that many Harry Potter know and love. 

However, this movie is considerably darker than the first. 

From the opening scene, right until the very end, I was on the edge of my seat. 

Fans of the original Harry Potter books may already know the fate of Grindelwald, but this is a new story that leaves you wondering how it all happened, and how Newt and his friends would be able to pull off saving the wizarding world. 

The end did not disappoint with a plot twist you just have to see to believe!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them: The Crimes of Grindelwald is showing at Majestic Cinemas Nambucca until mid December.

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