All That Talent — But It’s Still An Annoying Mess

Movies: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’
Katherine Waterston and Eddie Redmayne in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

You might think that J.K. Rowling would rest on the success of her Harry Potter books and movies, all of which made her one of the wealthiest women in Great Britain. But no, Rowling’s imagination never seems to take a break: first Potter, then Comoran Strike murder mysteries published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and then back to fantasy with the first Fantastic Beasts film. Now comes the second in that film series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” It’s a mess.

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