“The Professor” probably won’t appeal to a younger audience. It’s not really a movie that will make you happy. I guess it applies to all films that deal with this terrible disease.
The Crimes of Grindelwald is like a lot of little vignettes instead of one complete story. There’s no clear task set out for our heroes to accomplish and so the film does feel like it chases its own tail a lot of the time. London and France are added to the list of locations and I’m not sure if this was a good idea or not. On one hand, it does give this problem a more international feel, and so upping the stakes, but on the other it just distracts from the plot as we sightsee around these new locations establishing new rules and characters.
It would be fair to say the pirate genre (is that even a thing?) was dead in old Davy Jones’ locker (water). I honestly can’t think of many in my lifetime, within that niche genre prior to 2003, outwith the two kid friendly films, Muppet Treasure Island and Hook. Both of which I enjoyed tremendously as a child.