Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

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Friday, November 16, 2018
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Second film in darker Harry Potter spin-off series.
  • November 16, 2018
  • PG-13
  • 2018

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the sequel to 2016's Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It continues the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist in the 1920s, as he gets caught up in the war between Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). This series is a bit darker in tone than most of the Harry Potter films, so expect some violence and scary scenes. But there are also likely to be lots of fun, sweet moments, especially from returning characters Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol), and "no-maj"/Muggle Jacob (Dan Fogler). This will probably be best for tweens and teens, but parents of younger Potter fans might have trouble keeping kids away.

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