Written by Luke Barnes
Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, breaks out of prison and begins his reign of terror.
There is just so much wrong with this film. There are far, far too many characters for a start most of them do nothing and add very little to the film existing either as background colour or to advance one very specific plot point before fading into obscurity.
Eddie Redmayne’s Newt is again not needed here, really what these films should have been is firmly centred around a young Dumbledore and telling the tale of his love affair and eventually war with Grindelwald, there was no need to make these films about the beasts other than to sell toys. Newt could be removed entirely from this film and very little would change one way or the other.
I thought both Jude Law as Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as Grindelwald gave good performances and tried desperately to inject this film with some life and substance, sadly it was all too little too late.
Overall, there is no reason for this film to exist, it tells a tale that doesn’t really need to be told with about one hundred characters too many.
It is too long
There are too many needless side characters
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