In October 2016, a month away from releasing fantastic and Fantastic animals where to find them, J.K. Rowling – the best known as the author behind the best books Harry Potter – announced that there would be a total of five films in the series set up a new series. Immediately, it was obvious that Warner Bros. and Rowling has decided Pottermania's milk to everyone who was worth, with no concern or relevance for how even the first record would be accepted by the world. To fill these films – it would need more than 10 hours of content between the five chapters – Rowling landed on the big competition and the amazing relationship between Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in their main, she had suggested in the corner of the Potter books over the years.
The episode of the Fantastic Beasts series is already known. Grindelwald will be defeated in a legendary duel and imprisonment, which will also end the global wizard war, alongside World War II & # 39; Muggles. But because that has to be saved for the fifth installment and the final, Rowling needed to create the new characters and stories that audiences would look after and invest in until we get there. Having chosen an awkward start point at Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), his first phase was a period of Dead Adventures Pokémon with dark spells and twist, Rowling now needed to transfer to the conflicts between the magical folk and non-magical. But not too fast, there are three more to go.
With the first sequence of the prequel – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – this complex aspect and replacing this shows its side effects, not only in the title, which is # 39; n makes no sense and simply contains two completely different things that have happened just next to each other for commercial reasons, but also what is happening on the screen for more than two hours . Although many are from a visual perspective, with characters always rushing from one place to another, the movie really achieves very little during its good time. There is a feeling of The Hobbit, as it only turns temporarily, because too much increase would damage future records. Most of the things that happen either are undesirable or not important, although there are a number of sub-applications in place at any given time.
After it was caught at the end of the first film, Grindelwald escapes in the opening five minutes of the sequence, because the story asks. He flies to Paris to search for the Freeprint Barebone (Ezra Miller), who is looking for answers to a real parent in the French capital. Dumbledore asks Newt to go to Paris to block Grindelwald's plans, and he is unwilling to take part until he learns that Gold-Tina Goldstein's champion (Katherine Waterston) is also there from his sister Queenie (Alison Sudol ) and her haughty No-Maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), whose memory is being restored because the story asks. The old girlfriend, Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), who is now married to Theseus's brother (Callum Turner), and a French-Senegal wizard of the name Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam) are all in mix, looking for answers, working with the Ministry of Magic, and on demand for revenge, respectively.
Rowling's decision to send back and new characters on separate trips would be fine if all were building something substantial. But the movie ends in a large speech by Grindelwald and changing loyalty for some characters, and then a terrible weather "fights" between two waves of blue and orange color to do by CGI. For what's worth, the creatures – are new and old – no matter how strangely, including one of the name Zouwu that looks like a big cat, with huge, multi-wild tail, totally lively with visual effects of world class. But they live in a world that is otherwise empty and boring. And eager to be more sombre than the original, Grindelwald's Crime goes out of characters, which are not as charming as they were before.
It does not help that many characters hang with some connection to the story. This applies to the new companion of credence, Nagini (Claudia Kim), who has been tasted with a blood cell that will ultimately transform her into a snake that becomes a Voldemort pet, and which was extremely controversial and criticism about Rowling's options and to ignore. And it is also true of Nicolas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky), he believed the centenary-aged alchemist who discovered Stonestone Philosopher, who was randomly dropped to The Crime of Grindelwald for a clear reason. But even the characters that have big disclosures in the movie, such as Leta and Credence, are unable to raise the appropriate pressures as the audience has not yet developed a connection with them.
When doing things worse, it seems that the movie dialogue will go to the audience at times. Features tell each other that they should be aware of them already – one reminds someone else of the death of the last brother or sister – which means that their conversations feel & # 39 ; n absolutely unnatural. This is one of the obvious ways Grindelwald Crimes deals with exposure. But even when he deals with implicit messages – through Credence, Rowling talks about the other in another world, hiding himself and learning about a past – the movie does not have any What is interesting to say on those topics. Credence is looking for who it is and where he reminiscents King's ride at Star Wars, but in contrast to the method that Rian Johnson took with The Last Jedi, Rowling restricts his universe rather than let's expand.
Actually, George Lucas's time with Star Wars is a good match for Rowling's contribution to the Fantastic Beasts series. Lucas drew attention to the prequel trilogy at the turn of the century, creating new characters that seemed exactly to be associated with older ones and mythology in tweaking ever and in turn, a cannon. Star Wars has done a lot better since Lucas was sold to Disney, and maybe Rowling's universe may also do that, for the original creator to pass the torch. Although the author of Potter has hidden thick clouds of hundreds of pages after writing well at an exciting rate of two years or less, she has not been able to transfer that success to the screens . The Crime of Grindelwald is very sensible, and when trying to serve an ensemble in keeping an eye on the big picture, Rowling fails to crafting a narrative that is engaging, meaningful, or even enjoying.
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