‘Fantastic Beasts’ Reveals J.K. Rowling Has the Same Problem George Lucas Did — Analysis

The release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has not brought with it the magic of the previous entries in the “Harry Potter” world, rating 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and — more importantly — confusing critics and fans alike, with a convoluted narrative that packs far too many twists and complications into a supposed character-driven adventure.And there’s no question as to who the person responsible for those story choices is, because she’s the same person who created the universe in the first place.

Like the first film in the franchise, author and screenwriter J.K.

Rowling wrote the script for “Crimes of Grindelwald,” maintaining her authority over the Wizarding World she created decades ago.If the “Fantastic Beasts” films were capturing the same spark that made “Harry Potter” a worldwide sensation, there’d be no question that Rowling’s continued control over this narrative world was the right choice.

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