Okay, now that that’s over, let’s get on to business.
I could make this a short review, say something like, ‘yup, it was cool’ and move on, but I thought that there are just some things that should not be left unsaid. Like how mad I am at J. K. Rowling for making such a wonderful, heart-rending, hilarious, and chilling film. I’m pretty sure that half the things Grindlewald said came straight from Hitler’s mouth. But oooh, he was good! Much better than Voldemort, I have to say. He’s manipulative, and tells you everything you want to hear. With that said, I think that Grindlewald is the best Potterverse bad guy. Besides Bellatrix. She was nutty.
Anyways, the cinematography was just plain awesome (watch it in 3D! You will not be sorry) and the nifflers were just plain adorable. There were a few plot twists that I saw coming, but I can’t say anything as I’m trying to write a spoiler free review. But then BAM! PLOT TWIST!! The end I did not see coming!
Well, okay, that’s a lie. I’ve read waaay too many books. As the plot twist started to unfold, I was like, ‘Ah nah, don’t tell me that’s what I think it is!’ And then final reveal and I just sat there saying ‘What? What?? What???? Ah nah, that just wrong!”
I loved it. I hated it. I loved it some more. It was a good day.
Now, if you’re like me, and was a little bit wary about watching it because of a certain issue with Rowling saying that Dumbledore is gay (not trying to bash gay people or anything, but some Christians just feel uncomfortable around them or watching content with gay characters), you can be rest assured that there wasn’t anything to be concerned about. I steeled myself for it, but nothing happened, so I just relaxed and enjoyed it. So, if you were thinking about not watching this one because of that, then I’m here to tell you, “Go watch it! Now!!!”
I will tell you one thing that might or might not spoil the plot for you. If you don’t want anything spoiled, then stop reading and go watch the movie. Go. Scram. Vamoose, Mr. Potter!
Ready for it? Here it is. One dies. Three are heartbroken. And one turns to Grindlewald’s side. Now that I’ve told you, you’re gonna be driven crazy until you find out, right? Just let me say this. The ones you think fit the descriptions, are not the ones who do.
Overall, I rate this movie with a 9 ¾! Go and watch it, cry your heart out, and then tell me what you think!