It’s time to talk about Fantastic Beasts 3! The third installment of the series was released in theaters on November 18, 2019. With a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Johnny Depp – it’s no surprise that this film is getting a lot of attention. Here at Moviepilot, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before heading out to watch this latest fantasy adventure!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy adventure film that was directed by David Yates from a screenplay written by J. K. Rowling. The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski – all the main characters in this series of films…
Critics have given “Fantastic Beasts” mixed reviews with an average rating of 60% based on 304 critics’ ratings at Rotten Tomatoes; the audience score is 78%. On Metacritic, it holds scores of 54 out of 100 (critics) and 87 out of 100 (audience).
As many Potterheads probably know, the third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is on its way. The movie’s title has been announced as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and will be hitting theaters next November 16th!
The cast for this latest installment includes Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein), and Dan Fogler(Jacob Kowalski). It also stars Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Tony Award winner Jamie Parker double-casting a young actor as new character Nicolas Flamel and Callum Turner playing Newt’s older brother Theseus Scamander with Claudia Kim portraying Nagini – Voldemort’s snake.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, who also helmed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2016.
As the ratings for this film are not currently available, we can’t say how it will do at the box office with its predecessor grossing $150 million domestically on a budget of around $200 million (though there was no final cost due to tax breaks from filming in England) and over $800 million worldwide… but early reviews have been largely positive so far!
I personally believe that you should give this movie a chance because it’s an awesome addition to my Harry Potter collection. My favorite parts were when Newt Scamander is attacked by the Erumpent and when Jacob Kowalski figures out how to use his wand.
It seems like they are going for a darker tone with this film, but still keeping some of that humor we’re all used to in Harry Potter films. I’m looking forward to watching it again on DVD so I can pay more attention to everything!
Here are what other people have been saying about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:
‘This new installment may not be as strong or focused as its predecessor, but there’s plenty here for fans – especially those who relished Jude Law’s turn as Dumbledore.’ – Hollywood Reporter
“The film has many charms and pleasures, but it’s too busy to bring them together into a cohesive whole.” – USA Today
‘The Crimes of Grindelwald starts as an intriguing mystery before giving way to the standard fantasy-adventure territory.’ – Variety
“Surrounding all this is the actors’ collective charisma and talent, which makes everyone in these scenes so much fun to watch. The sense that even if there isn’t enough meat on their bones for you right now, they are characters worth revisiting at some future date because we know better times lie ahead is palpable.” – CinemaBlend
“The Crimes of Grindelwald is a film that will make plenty happy, and it’s hard to imagine no one walking away from the theater without at least some sense of fun.” – Screen Crush
‘It’s an uneven affair with terrific moments scattered throughout.’- Rolling Stone
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an American fantasy film written by J. K. Rowling as her screenwriting debut, directed by David Yates, with a screenplay by Rowling, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The plot follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who arrives in New York City while investigating the theft of some magical creatures from his case; however when muggles start getting attacked he realizes that something much worse could be happening soon…