Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – Jude Law's Dumbledore shines in saggy sequel

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the Guardian—JK Rowling’s creative imagination is as fertile as ever, and newcomers Law and Johnny Depp impress, but the second film in the series is bogged down by franchise detail Fewer beasts; more crimes. This second adventure in JK Rowling’s movie series about unworldly young magi-zoologist Newt Scamander, engagingly played by Eddie Redmayne, takes the inevitable darker and more sombre turn. The storyline is initially clotted with sneaky narrative about-turns, reactivating characters from the last...

'Fantastic Beasts' reviews are in: Overstuffed sequel 'Crimes of Grindelwald' loses mojo. Early reviews are in for 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,' the J.K. Rowling sequel starring Johnny Depp. Critics say it's all too much.