After being introduced to the world of Fantastic Beasts in their premiere movie the new film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, picks up where the last left off. At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA, the Magical Congress of the United States of America, with the help of Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne). After spending time in a high-security magical jail Grindelwald makes good on his threat to escape after being green-lighted to change to a more appropriate jail and with a quick fight scene where the masterful wizard again uses his powers for evil he sets off into the night sky, amongst the rain to again try and rule the world with his immoral magical powers.
After putting out the message of his escape the magical world is in panic and capturing the malevolent mastermind is take number one, while he intern sets out to gather his followers, whom we later learn are called on to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over half-bloods and non-magical beings alike. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) once again enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. After disobeying direct rules of non-travel we find our protagonist in a fight to do whats right and as lines are drawn and loves and loyalty are tested, even amongst the truest of friends and family, the increasingly divided wizard world is left to face a good vs evil battle that may not yet be won.
If you haven’t seen the highly addictive second Fantastic Beasts movie The Crimes of Grindelwald then I think it’s time you did! The amazingly intricate world J.K. Rowling has drawn the globe into is beyond talented and although, spoiler alert, this film is the bridge between the first and the next, it holds keys imperative to you understanding the end.