'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Gets an Honest Trailer

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was met with a pretty interesting response when it [...]

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was met with a pretty interesting response when it debuted in theaters last year -- which means its finally time for it to get the Honest Trailer treatment.

Screen Junkies recently released their newest video, which lampoons the second installment in the Harry Potter prequel series. You can check it out above.

The video addresses the various problems and plotholes that fans found within Crimes of Grindelwald, from the fact that it introduces a dizzying number of new characters, to the overall doom-and-gloom nature of the film. There's even a pretty perfect reference to Hot Fuzz.

With three more films to go in the Fantastic Beasts series, it will be interesting to see how the response to Crimes of Grindelwald influences the rest of the franchise.

"The second film didn't perform as well as the first, but I think we know what we need to do to get the third film hopefully even better than the first one." Warner Bros. president Kevin Tsujihara revealed in a recent interview. "And J.K. Rowling is really working hard now on that third script, and we're going to get it right. She has an incredible vision of where she wants to go with this that is incredibly exciting. The hardest part of the franchise is you have such a big core fan base. That fan base really knows the lore and they want to go deep into these characters. But what you don't want to do is intimidate people. You want to be able to create a stand-alone movie that's enjoyable for someone who isn't steeped in the lore."

"Yeah, we start in the fall. The movie is going to be gigantic," Dan Fogler, who will return as Jacob Kowalski, said in a previous interview. "The reason we were given is that the movie is bigger than the first two combined. They needed more time to prep and they didn't want to rush anything so they pushed it back. I can tell you that we are going to Brazil. I don't really know much… [laughs]. I'll get a script closer to when we start shooting."

And while Crimes of Grindelwald was filled with some controversial twists and turns, J.K. Rowling has hinted that everything will ultimately work out in the end.

"As with the Harry Potter books, it is all mapped out," Rowling explained last October. "In fact, when we announced the five films, I talked about that. It's always possible that some details will change along the way, but the arc of the story is there. It's been an amazing opportunity to tell parts of the backstory that never made it into the original books. I'm thinking particularly of one character that I think fans will be surprised to meet in this movie."

What do you think of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald getting the Honest Trailer treatment? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

The third Fantastic Beasts film is expected to debut in theaters on November 20, 2020.