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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [SteelBook] [Dig Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2018]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Steelbook with basic artwork

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    GioV
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    This was more of a completion purchase than anything else. The movie, much like The Cursed Child feels awkward and detached from the source material we’re given before it and almost feels like its trying to undue all the hard work it’s predecessors set up for it. A new unheard of dumbledore that didnt come out during the ministry and rita skeeters attempts to discredit Albus Dumbledore during all of Order of the Phoenix is absurd. So I like the steelbook and loved Fantastic Beasts but so much pressure has now been placed on the third movie that you have to think, alot of what was in this movie that was considered story set up felt wasted. They’ve made the error of promising without saying it aloud that they are giving us Albus Dumbledore and Grindelwalds epic battle, the most impressive duel between two wizards ever. I’d hate to think that we have to weave through these unneeded subplots to get to what we truly want 3 movies away from now. Its tough to also ask for the quality and freshness of Fantastic Beasts while incorporating Newt whom we all love and care about now and how his part helps shape the wizarding world we’ve come to love. Its honestly a waste of Jude Law as well. He was billed a key cast member, but took the backseat and his presence was felt throughout the movie more so than anything else. Hopefully the third movie will rectify that as well. I know Newt is central, but this movie has now almost made the story we’ve only heard about be more satisfying to crave. I always hoped a prequel showcasing Dumbledore and Grindelwalds relationship would emerge. There is still time to course correct for the future.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Second Prequel for Harry Potter

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    Hieger
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    As a devoted fan to all things J.K. Rowling, I was delighted to see this further development and deepening of the characters associated with Harry Potter. And as her second foray into the world of screenwriting, I believe "The Crimes of Grindlewald" is an excellent effort. That said, from a dramaturgical perspective, I would have a couple of concerns. For a viewer coming to this film without any prior knowledge of the Harry Potter Universe, especially for those who have not read the books, much of the inner meaning might be somewhat lost. With regard to character development, I did wish that more depth was given to the motivations of the young Dumbledore, who is quite intriguing, but a bit enigmatic in this film. Also, the very endearing character of Queenie takes an inexplicable turn for the dark arts, and I would have liked to see this further explored. Perhaps both of these concerns will be addressed in a future film. Despite these concerns, I would still highly recommend this film for anyone who has come to love the world of Harry Potter, as I have. And I hope that Rowling continues to explore her prodigious abilities as a screenwriter.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie!!!!!

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    iris
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    The movie decently leaves you wondering what is going to happened next, adds to many new faces and has a few peaces that need to be explained. But it is an in between movie so honesty if you look at an other "build up movie" that is how they are. Critics and fans a like seem to love them less because of this. However for what it is, this movie is beautiful. Setting the stage is never an easy task, still this movie sets things up so that you have the chance to get a feel for the important people. Witch is where I feel a lot of others fail. It is honestly sad to see such low ratings for it. They seem to focus on the possible plot holes before waiting to see if they actually are. Witch we will see in the next movie. I think then the movie will "make more sence" and the reviews may be better. Yes, I am a manager Harry Potter fan, I love what J.K. has created however I do not like everything. The Cursed Child showed have never been made. I point this out just incase someone says I'm just giving a good review because it's from the story I love. I just ask that anyone looking at this movie keep in mind it is a middle movie and is supposed to leave a lot to question. If it didn't it would have to be the last movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable sequel

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    HellBent
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    If you loved Harry Potter, and his world you're going to love the adventures of Newt Scamander, creature whisperer of all magical creatures great and small. I would highly recommend watching the previous movie first. It's title was "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". These movies have everything in them we loved in the Harry Potter world and stories. Newt is a wizard who has a special afinity with and love of magical creatures. These beasts are scary and dangerous but Newt teaches us that if you take the time to learn and understand them you can prevent them attacking you and build a respectful rapport, which is what he does with every creature he encounters. There is of course much more to the story, there are bad guys trying to take over the world and even though Newt would like to remain on the sidelines, he and all his friends, animal and wizard and muggle, alike get dragged into the fray. It's the eternal good vs. evil with a little love and romance and heartbreak thrown in. This is the second movie in a trilogy so we have to wait for the third movie to see how it all shakes out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The next part of the story.....

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    Ally
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    If you loved Harry Potter, and his world you're going to love the adventures of Newt Scamander, creature whisperer of all magical creatures great and small. I would highly recommend watching the previous movie first. It's title was "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". These movies have everything in them we loved in the Harry Potter world and stories. Newt is a wizard who has a special afinity with and love of magical creatures. These beasts are scary and dangerous but Newt teaches us that if you take the time to learn and understand them you can prevent them attacking you and build a respectful rapport, which is what he does with every creature he encounters. There is of course much more to the story, there are bad guys trying to take over the world and even though Newt would like to remain on the sidelines, he and all his friends, animal and wizard and muggle, alike get dragged into the fray. It's the eternal good vs. evil with a little love and romance and heartbreak thrown in. This is the second movie in a trilogy so we have to wait for the third movie to see how it all shakes out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second Installment As Good As the First

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    Jeff
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    This movie has been nominated for multiple awards and I can see why, this second installment into the prequel series that leads into Harry Potter is amazing! At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by the Magical Congress of the United States of America, with the help of Newt Scamander. At the beginning of this movie, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore asks his former student Newt Scamander, to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as a divide appears to grow in the wizarding world. This movie keeps your attention throughout and frustrates you in the end because there clearly will be at least a third installment. Looking forward to the next movie in this series!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another magical ride from J.K. Rowling

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    Lily
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    For someone who loves the Harry Potter story so much, I am really glad that J.K. Rowling has written some more of her amazing adventures. In Fantastic Beasts, we get to take an exciting ride alongside Newt Scamander, played so sweetly by Eddie Redmayne, and all his fantastic beasts. Bringing a younger Dumbledore and Grindelwald to the 2nd part of the prequel story was a great addition. With the always wonderful Johnny Depp, playing the psychopath, Grindelwald, and Jude Law as the beloved Dumbledore, one of our favorite literary wizards, adds to the depth of the story. I highly recommend this film to those who love an exciting and magical ride. I look forward to the 3rd film in the series!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable middle of trilogy

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    TheoMom21
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    As a middle film in a trilogy, there is always going to be a lot of content to work through in order to set the stage for what is to come. Here all of the relationships are being stretched and broken and sides are being chosen, but we are starting to get a glimpse of how far reaching the impacts will be leading up to the eventual confrontation with Grindelwald. The characters continue to develop, and the CGI creatures continue to steal the show for the lighter moments. Overall, it was an enjoyable film and we are looking forward to the final installment.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Beasts 2

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    Deanabear
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    They're all back (Newt, Dumbledore, Tina, Jacob, Queenie, etc.) with Grindelwald on the loose, and some new faces as well, each having to pick sides as to what the Wizarding world should be like. Of course we have some fantastic beasts showing up to make things interesting, along with a few secrets being revealed that will propel this sequel into the obvious extension of the plot yet to come. There are lots of special effects for Harry Potter fans! If you liked the first film, you need to see this one before the next one comes out.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back to Our Favorite World

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    Snowbody
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    I was surprised at the inclusion of Johnny Depp in the Wizarding World, but he's doing a great job thus far. This is a bit darker than the first Fantastic Beasts but moves the 5 prequels along. We get to see Nicolas Flamel and his Philosopher's/Sorceror's Stone in his home. Eddie Redmayne is once again instantly lovable for his pure kindness. It's just a shame that the memory of Newt Scamander was never mentioned in the first 8 Harry Potter films. Canon for all of us Muggles.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Movie for HP Veterans

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    PuppetBoy
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    The one complaint I heard about this movie was that if you’re not immersed in the Harry Potter universe it can be confusing. There’s no excuse to be ignorant of the Harry Potter universe since every movie and book are all available in multiple formats, so get to binge watching (or reading) and enjoy this marvelous experience. The 4K version is jaw-droppingly crisp, the sound is also amazing. So do yourself a favor and catch up on the series and definitely watch this movie!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Experience!

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    AZAVbuddy
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    Wonderful Experience! Another Terrific addition to The Wizzarding Would of Harry Potter! This 4K disc is stunning! with Brilliant 4K resolution, Sunning HDR colors and contrasts and the Surround Sound is Remarkable! Dolby Atmos is truly Superb! This is a Reference Standard Disc and a great addition to your Movie night collection. After watching this disc, streaming seems irrelevant! A must own for your repeated viewing pleasure.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A revealing entry into the Harry Potter universe

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    Brock
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    While I am no Harry Potter expert by no measure, I was able to follow along with the story and what was going on in it. I think that this movie is more of a nod for fans who has a deep understanding of the early and expanded HP universe. Finally, to me anyway, this was a much darker entry than the first movie, but it was still mostly family-friendly, and a very good movie experience in general.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's more Potter World Stories

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    Kiel695
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    Pretty good, going to be hard to judge without the third installment of the films as while this is good by itself the story is what matters in this kind of film and as it is the middle part, not a whole story unto itself like Fantastic Beasts, it's hard to really judge the film. Overall I'd say it's worth a watch barring them just royally messing up the third installment when it releases.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K works OK

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    Sovoz
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    First, the physical product was fine. Case undamaged, all discs intact and activation code worked. Digitally speaking, we are still having trouble with playback of 4K and Blue-Ray discs on our 4K player. I do suspect it is the 4K player, not the discs, but both were bought new at Best Buy. So five stars for this 4K movie edition. Good movie, even better on second viewing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sequel, Great movie, Great package!

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    Loved the original movie and I loved this one as well. With a different feel from the original I think this one brings it firmly into the Harry Potter universe. I love the characters and the story is good and with the 4k, blu ray and digital download this is a great set to have. If you loved the first movie and all the Harry Potter movies this one is for you for sure!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful SteelBook!

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    theDevilman
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    The SteelBook for this is beautiful! The movie quality looks stunning in 4K and the audio is great. I would have bought it had there not been a SteelBook but that was an awesome added bonus! One my favorite 4K Steels to date! My only complaint is that the movie itself was not as good as the first by more than you would expect from a sequel, especially one in this universe.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great follow up to the 1st

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    Jacob
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    My wife and me really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was a great follow-up to the first. Any fan of the Harry Potter series will appreciate this film. The steelbook art is awesome and looks great shelved next to the BB Steelbook of the 1st movie. Audio/Video of disc plays immaculately on 5.1/ 65” tv home theatre. Highly recommended!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    KajunRascal
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    I pre ordered this movie a month ago. I enjoyed the first part of the movie that I knew that I had to have the Fantastical Beast: The Crimes of Grendlewald. I had watched the movie and enjoyed it even more than the first one. Lost of action, drama, and suspense. I do think another movie will be if not already in the making. Thank you BestBuy for having the movie on time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magical Wonderful Movie

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    Itzzmeeeee
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    This is a Magical exciting movie. Love all of the creatures in it,. And I always love Johnny Depp's characters in movies, he does a FANTASTIC job in this one and it’s no surprise. Another favorite is the character Queenie. She is wonderful. I’m sure I will be watching it over and over as with all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies. LOVE them ALL,

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