Is it good? Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Published on 10 May 2022 at 18:57
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic beasts the secrets of Dumbledore is finally out, this movie will be the third of five installments. The previous two movies have done in my opinion quite alright for themselves. The first movie budgeting was around 175 to 200 million USD and they made around 812.5 million USD at the box office.

The second installments budget was around 200 million USD and they made over 650 million USD. So far the newest installment whose budget was also 200 million USD earned a rough sum of 364 million. That’s quite the sum!

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Character Recast and Comparison

The new film features a different Gellert Grindelwald who was formerly played by actor (Johnny Depp). But because of certain allegations considering Amber Heart, they've removed him from the series. It appears that these days you are guilty until proven innocent. The character is now however being played by (Mads Mikkelsen).

According to critics, he did a great job as Gellert Grindelwald. I do agree that Mads Mikkelsen did a good job at playing this role but I do not think he matches the vibe that Johnny Depp gives off as the brutal powerful wizard. Maybe I'm a bit biased because Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors in Hollywood, I especially loved his acting in Pirates of the Caribbean and Edward Scissorhands.

Magical world

The Darker Magical World and Character Relationships

The film turns a page toward a darker and more sinister magical world. As the opening scene was quite brutal and tensions rise between political parties and their followers. The story gives you a more in-depth view of the relationship between Newts Scamander and his brother Theseus. But it also shows the hardship between Jacob Kowalski and Queenie Goldstein, who chose to join opposite sides in the previous movie.

In the trailer, we see that Jacob Kowalski received a wand from Dumbledore which is quite intriguing, but it also makes the back story of Jacob Kowalski questionable. Is he a muggle-born? Or does magic reside in him after all?

Return to Hogwarts

The Return to Hogwarts and Conclusion

Do not worry that there won't be any fantastic beasts on screen. The film features many old but also a couple of new fantastic beasts. There is one beast that plays a significant part in this chapter but I won't spoil it’ you will have to see for yourself. Eventually, the group finds themselves back at our beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

To undertake their mysterious plan that even you won't fully understand. The movie leaves off with an interesting end, which I did unfortunately find a bit anticlimactic. Certain fight scenes were really enjoyable but the one that was most important lacked quality. The film does make you question where the story will take us next as Albus Dumbledore walks off into the streets of London.

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