Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K.Rowling Screenplay Review

After having mixed feelings about the first screenplay I actually wasn’t on planning on reading this one, but anything by J.K.Rowling and Harry Potter in I just have to buy. Anyway, it is time for a review.

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, 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.

Taken from goodreads

One of the reasons why I am continuing with this series is because of the story and the fact that the animals in this world are getting more attention which is something that was lacking in the original Harry Potter books. Now with each book we seem to be getting we find out more about the new and mythical animals and for me personally this is my favourite part.

The main reason why I don’t like the idea of the publishers releasing screenplays instead of an actual book is because of just how lazy it is. They simply re print the script from the film and put it into a book and hopefully spread it out over a few pages to make the book seem worthwhile. For example this book is 272 pages of reading, but they have got multiple full pages filled with random designs which has been put their to simply increase the book size. Not only that but they are put 5 words per line in the book which makes a conversation that might only be a paragraph long take up a whole page which is just so stupid.

It took me a while to get used to the lack of description in the words being said but with the setting being given to you at the start of each new scene then you do understand what is happening and where it is happening in the book.

The overall story of the book is okay and it does have a few twist and turns but I still don’t recommend buying it as all this book really is something you’ll read once and if you ever want to re see the story again then you would be better of watching the movie as it will have so much more than what this book has got to offer. Plus with the book costing £10 it is literally cheaper to see it in the cinema. I have been Aaron Morrsi and i’ll see you next time.

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