'Fantastic Beasts 2' Opens With A Shrug; 'Widows' Fizzles


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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now out in theaters, and boy are there things to discuss with this movie.

So, spoiler warning, but the end of Fantastic Beasts 2 drops a major reveal: that Credence is not some nobody, but is instead the brother of Albus Dumbledore. But while the original Harry Potter saga achieved a magnificent balance between the heart-pounding and thought-provoking, Fantastic Beasts spin-off universe still struggles to find such sure footing. The sequel is the second installment in what screenwriter J.K. Rowling plans to be a five-film franchise, picking up in 1927 pretty directly after the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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To briefly recap, "Fantastic Beasts" ended with the evil, unsafe Grindelwald not only captured but revealed to be Depp, whetting appetites for the sequel to come. The sequel moves us closer to the world of Harry Potter that fans know and love, as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has his eye on recruiting the risky and enigmatic Credence (Ezra Miller) to help him on his quest to assert wizard dominance over the Muggle world.

As for Eddie Redmayne, the ostensible star as the halting, vulnerable, love-struck Newt Scamander, his role recedes a bit, partly overwhelmed by the swirl of characters around him and the need for long expository passages, which practically require a scorecard.