The Harry Potter series has long been the crown jewels of Warner Bros Studio, and this wonderful fantasy adventure is another magnificent gem in the magic series.
And once again the extraordinary imagination of JK Rowling breaks through the screen in a whirlwind of magical action and strong emotional moments fueled by a wonderful cast that works with his terrifying script.
The Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne returns full of shy and naive charm as the magician Newt Scamander, who returned home to England and somehow dishonored after being involved in the partial destruction of New York in the previous film.
However, Newt creeps into France in search of Katherine Waterston's masterful companion, Tina, where he is involved in the nefarious plans of the dark wizard, Grindelwald.
It is a very underestimated performance of Johnny Depp as a persuasive villain, who is trying to establish a new world order with himself at the top. Emphasizing his humanity makes him a villain much more interesting than the omnipotent Lord Voldemort of Harry's time.
At the heart of her plans is Ezra Miller's Belief Barebone, a disturbed and vulnerable young man who is down and out in Paris , and is also sought after by the oppressive Ministry of Magic.
Meanwhile Jude Law gives a timid interpretation of the wizard Dumbledore, we are mocked the full nature of his relationship with Grindelwald.
There is certainly no shortage of creatures or sumptuous costumes that are brought to us from New York to London and even in the sacred halls of Hogwarts, which will surely please fans.  Jude Law in the role of Dumbledore who is not yet in command at Hogwarts
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And having directed the last four films of Harry Potter and the first Fantastic Animals, David Yates is the safer hands while juggling magi
Rowling recognizes that his audience has grown and distorted his way of writing to mirror it, so while the first Harry Potter was a PG certificate, this is firmly a 12A and could be too much dark tone sometimes for very young children.
I'm far from a hardcore Potter fan and yet I was enchanted.
Duration 134 minutes