Spoilers ahead for The Crimes of Grindelwald and the rest of the Harry Potter canon.
C: I expected to like this movie. The first one left me with a lot of questions, but it was charming and pretty and cool. So despite the ominous Rotten Tomatoes score, we went to the theater on Thursday night with hopes pretty high. Critics, after all, aren’t always fans, so if this movie was going to be a bunch of complicated set-up for a sequel, that isn’t necessarily something that I, as a fan, would actually mind.
And for the first hour or more, I thought, “Hey, this isn’t so bad. What’s all the negative press about?”
E: Agreed. There were plenty of things to like, or at least to intrigue us.
C: But the final act. Dear heavens, that final act. Did anything that happened or was revealed in the last half hour or so of the movie make logical or emotional or canonical sense?
E: You prepared us to be worried when we went two days later, but man. A LOT of issues came up in our family debrief after the movie, which we’ve condensed below.
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