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A Not-So Fantastic Setup for the Franchise
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.0
Story/Writing 
 
2.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
2.5
Direction 
 
2.0
Production 
 
4.5
I'm a massive Harry Potter fan. I've been one since the Sorcerer's Stone released all those years ago. I own every book and that includes the Fantastic Beasts booklet made after J.K. Rowling had finished the series. I enjoyed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and thought this next one would be an amazing tale that really showed us why we should fear Grindelwald. We did indeed find out how powerful he is, but we didn't learn much more about his "Crimes". Instead, we spent more time on fan service and unnecessary plots that served no purpose. I like where the series is headed, but I don't really like that we needed an entire movie to set it up. Here's hoping for more in Fantastic Beasts 3.
MM
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