Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This series is horrific. While beautifully filmed with a score that is to die for, the subject matter of both films is disgusting. While in the Harry Potter series, children were treated with utmost respect and joy, in this series they are treated as useless pawns in a very real war between good and evil.

It’s as if the screenwriters said, “all those Potterheads have grown up and forgotten about children and what it means to be a child. They want a movie series that just gives them adult drama and makes light of child abuse and the accidental killing of babies via drowning.” Sick.

I want to believe that Potterheads are not narcissistic beasts who don’t care about children. The popularity of this series makes me ponder otherwise. Grow up my friends. As the father of 4, having kids is a delight, and treasuring them is the goal of adulthood. The world exists for all of us, not just for your individual specialness. Grieve over abuse, grieve over the horrific death of a child, and grieve that this series is not the same as the beautiful and wonderful world of Wizardry that you grew up with.