Episode • December 31, 2018

Show Notes

Whether you loved it or hated it, ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was one of the more shocking developments in Harry Pot


There’s a lot to be said about this movie and we’re diving right in! The twists and turns, as well as that shocking ending, has made this a polarizing film for fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. As far as the Bookstacked podcast crew is concerned, most of us loved it — but one of us hated it.

In this episode…

  • Saul decides that ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is better than ‘Crimes of Grindelwald.’ 😱
  • Did Newt have a proper character arc in this movie?
  • What role will the blood pact play in future movies?
  • We all agree: the romance was great (and hilarious!)
  • Tina and Newt make a good match!
  • Jude Law as Dumbledore — yay or nay?
  • We read some listener mail!
  • Did Rita Skeeter reveal the end of the Fantastic Beasts series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?
  • After everything that led up to this movie — how do we feel about Johnny Depp as Grindelwald?
  • We’re here for Jacob’s comedic relief.
  • Queenie elicited some strong emotions.
  • Were some of the World War II references inappropriate?
  • We finally got Leta Lestrange — did we like how her character was handled?
  • Is Credence really a Dumbledore?
  • Nifflers. ‘Nuff said.

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Editor's Note: J.K. Rowling's film series prominently starred actor Johnny Depp who was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, Amber Heard, in an op-ed. On June 1, 2022, a jury found Depp was defamed by Heard. We feel it's important for our readers to be aware of this context. For more information on how Bookstacked covers alleged abusers in the publishing and film industry, please click here.

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