The first social media reactions for the upcoming Wizarding World sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have hit the web.
Early screenings were held today, mostly for hardcore fans of J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World series made famous from her Harry Potter books. Many fans are particularly looking forward to this Fantastic Beasts sequel exploring more of the lore connected to the Harry Potter series.
You can check out some of our first reactions to the film down below:
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is an erratic and overstuffed mess. The most egregious "fan service" since Gandalf battled The Nine in THE HOBBIT, this is Rowling's sloppiest and probably worst wizarding story. Few sequences aside, this is one dead hippogriff. pic.twitter.com/e48dl1nY8R
— Brendan Hodges (@themetaplexcom) November 3, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and The Crimes of Grindelwald is a magical must-see! It builds upon the original & is sure to delight Harry Potter fans. Remarkable visuals, engaging story, & an ending that will leave you speechless. Johnny Depp as Grindelwald is perfection. #CrimesOfGrindewald pic.twitter.com/A0LOjUc6Nn
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) November 3, 2018
— anna brisBOO!! 👻✨ (@BrizzyVoices) November 3, 2018
— Shelby Isaac (@shelbyisaac) November 3, 2018
— Bree (@bleach226) November 3, 2018
— Tessa Netting (@tessanetting) November 3, 2018
The first film had a great charm and a terrific villain played by Colin Farrell. In CRIMES OF GRINDLEWALD, Johnny Depp pales in comparison, reaffirming my sour reaction to the ending of its predecessor. #FantasticBeasts
— Ezra Cubero (@EzraCubero) November 3, 2018
While it looks like some major fans of Rowling’s Wizarding World are quite enthused by how the film turned out, some of these reactions are not so warm to this second entry of what is supposed to be five films in this Fantastic Beasts saga.
What do you make of these early reactions? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the Wizarding World.
Here is the synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, 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 world.
Directed by David Yates with a script from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.