The Magic Continues: From Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts Featurette

Tabitha Dunn
November 10, 2018

This included games, prizes, and, as a surprise to the kids, a visit from the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

As things stand, though, The Crimes of Grindelwald has been deemed "rotten", with the consensus stating that the sequel "has glimmers of the magic familiar to Harry Potter fans, but the story's spell isn't as strong as earlier installments". Many are happy to subscribe to Grindelwald's pure-blood ideology by the end the movie, and some of those who choose to become followers are particularly unsettling - a testament to the storytelling in Crimes of Grindelwald, which reveals much more about the dark pasts of some of the franchise's most intriguing characters.

However, Potter-mad fans have pointed out that the new movie is set in 1927 and the fictional head of Gryffindor House wasn't even born then.

"This wizarding world that J.K. Rowling's created is so rich and vast from Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts". Check it out below.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters on November 16, 2018. They're joined by Claudia Kim, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, with Jude Law as Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as the titular Grindelwald.

The Guardian called it watchable and wrote, "This Fantastic Beasts film is as watchable and entertaining as expected and it's an attractive Christmas event, but some of the wonder, novelty and sheer narrative rush of the first film has been mislaid in favour of a more diffuse plot focus, spread out among a bigger ensemble cast".

Eddie Redmayne, who stars as magical zoologist Newt Scamander, along with Jude Law in his first outing as a young version of Hogwarts School headmaster Albus Dumbledore, walked a red carpet decorated with huge gold-colored wands.

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