Top Five Magical “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Moments
Although the reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are mixed, the movie is filled with marvelous magical moments, including the five on this list.
1. Grindelwald’s Escape
Although we knew this was going to happen, it was still pretty amazing to see on the screen. Once the Polyjuice Potion on both Grindelwald and Abernathy wears off, Grindelwald uses the Elder Wand and performs incredible feats of magic, including flooding the carriage, summoning lightning to take out his opponents, and turning ropes to snakes. This was a thrilling start to the film.
2. French Ministry Labyrinth
Newt, Leta, and Tina get into some trouble in the French Ministry and it’s great to watch. The stacks move and change, which reminded me of the staircases at Hogwarts. Plus, there are matagots, spirit felines that protect the Ministry. To escape, Newt rides the Chinese Zouwu, resulting in the destruction of the matagots and most of the Ministry.
3. Dumbledore’s Glove
After months of trailers, we were finally introduced to Jude Law’s Dumbledore in this film. He wasn’t as prominent in the film as I would have liked, but he definitely left an impression. We are introduced to him with a magically whimsical glove, which reeks of Dumbledore’s flair and eccentricity.
4. Circus Arcanus
The Circus Arcanus in Paris is filled with all sorts of great magical acts; there are people floating in bubbles and fantastic creatures, including the Chinese Zouwu and the big Nagini reveal. I would have loved seeing more of the magical circus on screen.
5. Fire vs. Fire
The visual effect of Grindelwald’s blue fire dragons fire against the wizards and witches’ orange and gold energy was incredibly visually appealing and brilliant to watch on-screen.
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