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Movies in McConomy

This week, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be screening in McConomy. This was reviewed in previous editions two separate times.

Personally, I can’t even pretend to like this movie or say anything good about it. It’s a confused mess of a film that doesn’t know what to focus on. It’s fun to watch Eddie Redmayne again, but he seems like he’s there for a paycheck at this point. Everyone there only seems like they were there for a paycheck, which I’m sure isn’t true, but the film is so lazy and incompetent that I can’t think of another reason anyone would sign up for the project.

The biggest crime of this film is not one of Grindelwald’s, but that it’s so boring. There is so much exposition throughout the whole thing that you get weighed down by it all. There also appears to be no consistency in the universe anymore either with the magic powers, beasts, and even the timeline of when certain characters are alive. The visual effects and technical side are all bland, the score goes unnoticed, and the action in the film is dull. I honestly can’t think of a single reason anyone would want to watch this, even die hard Harry Potter fans. Go see it for free if you’ve been meaning to, but go in with low expectations and don’t expect them to be met.