The Moral Majority takes a look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald this week from a Christian viewpoint. Is the movie appropriate for the youngsters and what can we expect going into it? Movieguide breaks it all down and grades films based on their content and possible messages they are trying to convey. Check out what they think after the jump.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five planned movies. The plot and messages in The Crimes of Grindelwald are sometimes a bit weak. The movie’s moral premise should have been stronger and more dynamic. The movie also has a strong occult worldview, mitigated by some moral, redemptive elements, but the positive elements never take off and soar. Perhaps, the filmmakers should have planned to make only three movies. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald contains some strong and scary violence.
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