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It appears the training wheels have come off, promising that the next entry in the Fantastic Beasts saga will go full throttle into J.K. Rowling's world of wizards. If nothing else, that's bound to ensure Potterheads will stay tuned...
Is it better than the one that came before it? No, but it is bigger and more action-packed. With the overstuffed story, there is a cold and calculating process at work, as the film gets bogged down with structure and plot.
The twists get twistier as the film hurtles toward a climax at Paris' Pere Lachaise Cemetery. But the getting there, which should be half the fun, turns out to be a bit of a slog. Fine for Pottermores, but a trial for us Muggles.
Much more beautiful and visually attractive than its predecessor... [Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald] has elements that were not so fine-tuned in the first and that magician fans will enjoy [Full review in Spanish]
It's a darkly lit and moody period fantasy mixing lightning-fast action scenes with gently paced conversations that reveal small snippets of information, topped off with a few big clangers, all aimed at encouraging you to line up for the next film.
It's commendable entertainment, except I'm not sure how fans will take to the realization that Grindelwald is a bridge in the franchise. If the idea of five more sequels is appealing to you, hunker down for the long haul.
It's not a terrible film and it's definitely not a boring one. There are a few laughs, gorgeous creatures to look at, and if you've been looking for something darker in the wizarding world, this is it.