THE FLAWS OF GRINDELWALD


This movie is regretfully flawed. There are numerous sub-plots making it difficult to figure out what is going on. On the one to ten scale, I rate it seven.

UPDATE: I noticed a continuity error. In the movie, Queenie tells her muggle boyfriend "People like me can't marry people like you." In the Harry Potter book and film series, though, there is no such prohibition (remember Seamus Finnigan, the self-described half-in-half?) or suggestion there is one.

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From what I remember of the first film, I believe the prohibition on inter marriage was only in America, unless I'm remembering that wrong.

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If what you say it true then Queenie, who was now in Europe, should not have let it concern her.

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Yes, it is true. The prohibition was an American thing only - certainly an allusion to the ban on interracial marriages that existed at the time in the USA.

I kept expecting that someone would suggest exactly that on the second movie - "Why don't you just move to England then?" - but I guess that would screw up the story.

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The all time line is completely wrong, nothing really make sense. Jude law is miscast as a Dumbledore, the clothing are wrong he totally look out of chara with that 3 piece suit, on the half blood prince the jK tells about a young Dumbledore with auburn hair running around in robes. He was never a teacher of Defence against the dark arts, but a transfiguration teacher. Did they forget the previous books?!
I hope the next movie concentrate on how to e plain the massive amount of plot holes.

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Maybe he taught both (the dark arts and transfiguration).

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The later books and movies of the original HP series had at least some of the protagonists in modern clothing, possibly to make them more popular.

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True. But let’s say that the books and movies never had any of the main characters dressing in modern “civilian” clothing, deciding to have younger Dumbledore not dress like a wizard in this film (even at Hogwarts) still wouldn’t be an issue for me. Then again, I’m not someone who’s against big screen adaptations changing some details from the source material. I say do whatever works best for the movie (I didn’t think Dumbledore’s clothing looked out of place myself).

And I, for one, really liked Jude Law in this. I thought he gave a strong performance.

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It was established in the books that wizards wore muggle clothing, when they had to go into the muggle world, and most did it poorly. So I'm not going to argue over that one, every wizard seen in muggle clothing could have just come from some place it was called for.

The movie had so many bigger flaws, after all.

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