CRITICAL – Fine connoisseur of the universe of Harry Potterdirector David Yates signs a flamboyant blockbuster, which resonates strangely with the French presidential election.
More than ever the world is in danger. A wave of the magic wand and he will be saved… In 2016, the first of the five films planned in the saga Fantastic Beasts had worthily rekindled the fire under the magic cauldron of the creator of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. Six years later, the third is no match for the previous ones.
As a reminder, set a few decades before the birth of this dear sorcerer’s apprentice, the series Fantastic Beasts features the “magizoologist” Norbert Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Hero traveler, a bit asocial, this former Hogwarts student carries a universe of strange and exuberant creatures in the false bottom of his suitcase. The first film had taken advantage of the New York skyscrapers of the “Roaring Twenties”. The second, set in Paris in 1927, brought out the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the guise of Johnny Depp. His spectacular escape hinted at dark designs for the wizarding world.