After 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' came out in 2016, people were amazed by the David Yates directorial. Being the helmer of the majority of Harry Potter films, it seemed like he had managed to keep the magic and sense of adventure alive even with the absence of the titular character.
Now, two years later, the sequel to the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' had its world premiere recently and there is some bad news in store for Potter fans. Rotten Tomatoes, the famous movie rating site has given the film a meager 56 per cent out of a hundred. This is a drastic drop when compared to its predecessor which enjoyed a respectable rating of 75 per cent. Turns out that the critics were not too happy with how this film has shaped up.
The major complaint of the critics seemed to be the fact that the film tried to tell too much in too little time. With a universe as rich and diverse as this, witnessing major events unfold in such a short span of time caused many to feel fatigued. Perhaps the fact that with such a promising premise to a sequel with the anticipation of finally seeing a younger Albus Dumbledore, the bar may have been set too high. Although the critics praised the VFX, the monsters and all the magic, they feel that the real core plot got lost in the middle of it all. It remains to be seen if the audience will feel any differently when the David Yates directorial will release next week around the world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set right after the end of the first part. Gellert Grindelwald, played by Colin Firth and later Johnny Depp, has been captured by MACUSA, thus foiling his plans. However, the dark wizard soon escapes and goes about gathering followers for his nefarious purposes. In comes, Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law, who must take help of Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne to defeat the powerful wizard.