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Has the magic potion of “Harry Potter” started to come undone?

The lastest movie JK Rowling inspired film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” is getting pretty negative reviews. As they roll into Rotten Tomatoes, the score right now is 57%. But that may not hold. The overall feeling in all reviews is that “Grindelwald” is a mess and a disappointment.

I loved the first “Fantastic Beasts,” which was a massive hit– $814 million worldwide, $234 million US. I even kept my Newt sorcerer’s sticks.

But “Grindewald” — with Johnny Depp hoping to make a comeback from the trashpile he’s made of his career– is not being warmly embraced.

Some excerpts:

Justin Chang, LA Times — “It offers up dazzling feats of sorcery and realms of wonderment and manages to conjure the very opposite of magic.”

Robbie Collin, Daily UK Telegraph– “The biggest riddle in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is working out what on earth the film is actually about.”

So keep refreshing…maybe it will get better….

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