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The latest addition to JK Rowling’s wizarding world – The Crimes of Grindelwald – hit the cinemas recently and has received some…mixed reviews.
The first Fantastic Beasts movie was good fun- a jolly romp with a sweet and funny protagonist and some brilliant creatures- so we were all looking forward to the next instalment.
However, it seems the latest movie was a tad confusing, throwing lore to the wind, making some interesting character development, and pointless subplots.
Here are five WTF moments from The Crimes of Grindelwald we just couldn’t ignore…
New characters weren’t properly introduced and didn’t do enough…
Grimmson seemed suitably evil then… Disappeared
Nagini was sidelined as a vague support role- WTF
Awkward Harry Potter throwbacks
I am 100% sure they only added Nicholas Flamel in as a HP call-back and nothing to do with enhancing the story.
Dumbledore’s fashion choices through the years…
In ten years Dumbledore goes from sexy teacher to old hippy? Errrr ok?
A disappointingly vague relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald
“Closer than brothers” eh? So… Boyfriends then?
For a Fantastic Beasts movie it lacked beasts…
Ok, we get it, you can do some half decent CGI… And?
If you feel like the movie just left you cold, and just a bit disappointed then you are not alone. Harry Potter has reached peak capitalism: churn it out for the cash, don’t worry about the substance.
All of these recommended reads are either fiction, or read like fiction and are published as novels. Some are already on the shelves, others available for pre-order for later this year.
Born in the Bronx to Russian Jewish descendants on 27th May 1915, Bronx grew up as part of a struggling family in poverty. After his childhood, Wouk earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the age of 19 from Columbia University and went on to serve as the editor of the university’s humor magazine, The Columbia Jester and thereafter would become a radio dramatist.
We have suspense and page-turners galore, debut novels and favourite authors. Here they are, the best crime and suspense novels out this June!