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Kim Kirby

Magic without Wonder: FANTASTIC BEASTS as a Cautionary Tale

“There’s no magic in this series.” Such was my disappointed summation of The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second installation of the Fantastic Beasts film series. This series serves as a prequel to the much more magical Harry Potter series, a connection that doubtlessly contributes to the viewer’s high—and unmet—expectations. As I left the theater, I …

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