THE THIRD installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise follows Professor Albus Dumbledore as he devises a plan to prevent the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald from gaining control of the wizarding world. To accomplish this, Dumbledore sends magizoologist Newt Scamander to head a group of wizards, witches, and a brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission. Directed by David Yates, the film stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Mads Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Katherine Waterston. Entertainment Weekly’s Leah Greenblatt writes, “Three films in J.K. Rowling’s sumptuous, inscrutable series remains a mystery, a lacquered box of whimsy that lives just adjacent to Harry Potter and somehow much further from a sensical plot.” Movie review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 59%.
MTRCB Rating: PG