One thing became clear in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Those creatures love Newt Scamander very much. But do they want to be in his case?
Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald showed just how much he loves his creatures. Then again, do his beasts really love to be in his case? Throughout the movie, you can see multiple of the creatures trying to get out of the case and escape into the real world.
So is he doing them a favor by trapping them? Not really. They clearly don’t want to be a part of whatever Newt’s world is and being trapped isn’t their game. He has to trick them back into the case or, like the niffler, they have to be caught and thrown back in time and time again.
The problem is that Newt loves these creatures and just wants what he thinks is best for them. Meaning that they might have to live in his case when they don’t want to. That’s fine but we shouldn’t praise Newt and his love of his creatures when it is clear that they don’t really have a choice.
Hopefully in the next movie we can see that these creatures really do want to live with Newt, that they’re not there against their will. It isn’t that we don’t think they love him, but rather that they want to be free and are forced into a case because the world is too dangerous for them in Newt’s eyes. We’ll have to wait and see though.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters now. See the continuation of Newt’s story and what happens with his beasts! Oh, and Grindelwald. He’s a big part of it too.