VOTD: How 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Should Have Ended

Lewis Collier
November 18, 2018

Director David Yates and screenwriter J.K. Rowling explore the two wizards' mysterious and powerful connection in Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (in theaters Friday).

To briefly recap, "Fantastic Beasts" ended with the evil, unsafe Grindelwald not only captured but revealed to be Depp, whetting appetites for the sequel to come.

Aside from the fact that it would have been infinitely better if Colin Farrell's character Percival Graves didn't turn into Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, the ending begs the question as to why MACUSA simply didn't do away with Grindelwald completely. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander.

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Most reviews have been unkind to the film, but personally I was quite charmed by it.

So, spoiler warning, but the end of Fantastic Beasts 2 drops a major reveal: that Credence is not some nobody, but is instead the brother of Albus Dumbledore. But while the original Harry Potter saga achieved a magnificent balance between the heart-pounding and thought-provoking, Fantastic Beasts spin-off universe still struggles to find such sure footing. You either take this at face value or assume that Grindelwald was lying, but either way this appears to be the way forward for the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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