Visually stunning and action packed, the newest edition of the Fantastic Beasts series leaves the cuteness of round one behind for a more combative storyline. The threat made apparent at the conclusion of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is given full reign here.
After escaping from incarceration the threat posed by Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) becomes a reality. Lines are drawn between the wizard world and that of the Muggles (non-magical humans). Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is forced to choose sides and leaves his beloved creatures behind to get involved in the fracas.
This chapters pays real dividends to fans of the Harry Potter franchise as the two storylines begin to show more of a connection. This time out even includes a visit to Hogwarts. You also get to spend time with a young Albus Dumbledore, this time played by Jude Law.
This is a film that has a lot of characters and takes some concentration to keep track of who does what and what they mean to each other. It’s worth the effort however as the combination of amazing visuals and involved storyline leaves you with powerful memories.