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The Harry Potter books and films, like many people, are something very special to me. They were a big part of my childhood and their brilliance doesn't show any still ign of being forgotten, if anything, the franchise is more popular than ever. Every single one of us has something, maybe a book, a film, a song that we know is not without flaws but we still enjoy it anyway despite that, we choose to ignore the downsides and focus only on the positives. Most notably for me is a small show called How I met your mother, chances are you've heard of it. I know it's not perfect, I can see why people dislike the last few seasons, but I choose to give it a pass for all the joy I get from watching the show. And it was the same case with The Wizarding World, I found enjoyment in every single film, you can say I loved them blindly. However, there's still a line, there's still a limit of how far you can take that.

And this movie crossed that line.

I'll keep this short since I think everyone should see the film to have their own opinion.

Credit where credit is due, this is a beautiful looking film, David Yates nailed the cinematography as always, the creatures were entertaining to watch and the acting of everyone was solid too. Those are basically the only things I liked about this movie. My biggest problem with The Crimes of Grindelwald is its story: this was 2 hours of nothingness, scene after scene with exposition but no real story, characters just moved around places without really doing anything. On a structural level, this film was a freaking disaster, no one had any arc, the film was convoluted with small plot points and twists, also the pacing was incoherent. This film undermined the ending of the first Fantastic Beasts and messed with the mythology of Harry Potter as a whole. In addition, there were some really bad editing choices which just made everything even more confusing. Plus, for a movie called Fantastic Beasts, the beasts played a very small part, and it's not like they were that important in the first movie. It's like Age of Ultron with the ''Age'' lasted a couple of days. I also didn't care for any character, not a single one, and that's saying something because I loved the main cast from the first film ( except for Tina), it didn't help that the romance was so damn terrible. The most useless character has to be Nagini though, you can cut her and plenty of other things out and everything will be exactly the same.

This movie reminds me of Doctor Strange: a film about magic without the magical feeling. It was slow, boring, pointless and only served as a set up for future movies, and it did a terrible job at that. Me and my Potterhead friend walked out of this movie feeling nothing ( well, that was just me actually, she was pissed ), and in some ways that's worse than feeling betrayed or insulted or whatever a bad movie does to you.

It hurts me to say that this is the first film of The Wizarding World that deserves a below average score, and I don't look forward to the future movie one bit.