Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
Series: Fantastic Beasts The Original Screenplay #2
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published November 16th 2018
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Screenplay
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At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.
Half of the reviews I read were mainly about the movie and not about the book/screenplay, but I’ve heard so many bad things about this movie that I was afraid of reading this. Well, since I’m still waiting to go see it, I decided to go for it anyway and I actually really enjoyed it! Not as much as the first one, but still really liked it.
The plot, in my opinion, was quite surprising, I really enjoyed how everything came together after the end of the last book, and there were a lot of moments that I wasn’t expecting at all, especially in the end. There was a lot going on and I really enjoyed especially meeting Leta. I absolutely enjoyed reading about her and her story! Also, Nagini was another character I was dying to know more about. It’s just such an interesting background! I loved it!
There were quite many emotional moments for me. Some were sad, but some were really happy like seeing Niffler again. Every time I think of Nifflers my heart fills with joy and I just can’t… I love them so much!! There were many beasts here comparing to the first one as I said, but I loved all the Nifler’s appearances and to get to know the Zouwu!
Grindelwald is quite an interesting character too, he is vicious, extremely manipulative and just… clever. He waits for his moment and isn’t afraid of anything, and he seems to really believe in what he is doing. Of course to achieve that you might have to kill, and kill, and probably kill some more…
There was one thing tho, that didn’t make sense for me, and it’s connected with Queenie… If you’ve read this or seen the movie, you know what happened at the end. But that end doesn’t make any sense in my head! I mean she can freaking read minds! So why?! Is this vision of the future actually real in their minds? So many questions that need to be answered…
Overall this was quite an entertaining read, it didn’t have as many beasts, but I liked to meet some new ones. I hope the next one has more tho! Also, I’m quite excited for the movie anyway, I just can’t help it but be interested in seeing it… Screenplays are normally not what I go for but they are just so fast and easy to read and this book is just gorgeous, so I would still recommend it if you enjoyed the first one.
Have you read this yet? What do you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!