Most of us will get to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald when it officially hits theaters on November 16. However, a lucky few fans were able to see the movie early thanks to an advance screening at Universal Studios Hollywood and their first reactions to the second flick in the Fantastic Beasts franchise are overwhelmingly positive. In fact, one person even gave Crimes Of Grindelwald a huge vote of confidence in her early review, noting,

For a more thorough explanation of why the flick works, LA Online Film Critics Society's Scott Menzel says of the movie,

Of course, not everyone loved Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald during its early screening, but many people seem to at least think this one is better than the first story following Newt Scamander and co.

The big takeaway, however, seems to be that Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald was an utterly shocking movie. So, expect the unexpected during opening weekend.

Although we know the new flick will feature backstory for characters that was originally referenced in J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series, and we've also seen plenty of footage from characters like Newt Scamander and even the adorable Niffler in the trailers for the movie, it seems as if there will be more to the story than fans may have guessed. In fact the #protectthesecrets hashtag the movie seems to be bandying about is teasing a big twist that may make Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald even more exciting than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Of course, it should be noted there is added excitement around a movie when fans get to see it before almost everyone else in the world. Still, the fact that most people seem really pumped about what they saw in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at least indicates the project isn't a hot mess. Plus, if fans have the last word, there's a lot to look forward to with the new movie:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will hit theaters later this month on November 16, with some preview showings the evening before on November 15. There will be plenty of competition for the movie around the Thanksgiving holiday, so be sure to check out our full movie premiere schedule to see what else will be hitting theaters during the holidays. If you'd like to know more about The Crimes of Grindelwald ahead of the premiere, take a look at our full guide.

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