> Date Seen: 17th November 2018 <
I personally was super excited to see this film as I had the chance last year to work as a trainee sculptor on this film and so it was great to see the handmade parts shot on the big screen.
“You’re too good, Newt. You never met a monster you couldn’t love.”
– Leta Lestrange, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Yates, 2018)
The crafts did not disappoint it is wonderful to see the thorough crafts they still go through in making such a magical film magical. It makes you want to pause the films to absorb all the details created by those behind the scenes – the sculptors, carpenters, prop makers and painters to name a few.
But it isn’t just the real-world parts you can touch in this film that are so breathtaking, it’s the animated parts too in the creatures and special effects throughout. My favourite being the beautiful large Chinese dragon that escapes a traveling magic circus, the flowing movement of the creature being captured perfectly.
The film itself was captivating, dropping you right back in on the action as you find yourself a few months on from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) being held in prison in the US, and the gang trying to help save Credence Barebone (played by Ezra Miller). You immediately find yourself back in the thick of routing for Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) as his sweet kindheartedness is captured perfectly by Redmayne.
Overall making for an action packed thrill for all the Wizarding World fans, Even with some unusual plot holes in some of the story lines it is a film you don’t want to miss on the big screen.