The crimes of magic


By: Alison Chodak

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was released into theaters on Nov. 16 and was directed by David Yates. The movie follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore trying to take down Gellert Grindelwald and his devoted followers.

Dumbledore is portrayed by Jude Law and Grindelwald is portrayed by Johnny Depp. Many fans were excited to see Jude Law play Albus Dumbledore however, many fans were not happy with the choice of Johnny Depp. According to many sources, Depp was involved in sexual and verbal abuse scandals. Other fans were surprised with how well Depp played the character, his time devoted to studying him had not gone unnoticed.

Fans were actually surprised on how well this movie was made. J.K. Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” series, actually wrote and produced the movie. Fans all around the world love how much she is involved with the productions of the “Wizarding World.”

The plot twist at the end was one audience’s didn’t see coming and the cinematography was beautiful. Every time a Harry Potter movie is on, it is just incredible how many people want to be sucked into the movie. The score was also composed amazingly and it took audiences, mostly teenagers, back to their childhood.

There’s something very magical about the “Harry Potter” series and this movie follows how captivating the “Harry Potter” series are. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” also has more of the connection to the Harry Potter World. The audience gets to meet Dumbledore when he was younger and see Hogwarts before Harry Potter attended it. When students actually had the chance to learn and not fight against Voldemort all the time. If you like Harry Potter, you will like this movie!

Go see this movie, it’ll make you want to play with your custom-made Harry Potter wands!

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