Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.

  • Released: 2022-04-06
  • Runtime: 142 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Claudia Kim, Jessica Williams, Oliver Masucci, Richard Coyle, Callum Turner, William Nadylam, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Tony McCarthy, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Victoria Yeates, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Dave Wong, Fiona Glascott, Cara Mahoney, Maja Bloom, Paul Low-Hang, Wilf Scolding, Kazeem Tosin Amore, Noor Dillan-Night, Manuel Klein, Valerie Pachner, Ramona Kunze-Libnow, Lucas Englander, Jan Pohl, Matthias Brenner, Peter Simonischek, Jacqueline Boatswain, David Bertrand, Stefan Race, Jessica Cartledge, Rahda Sthanakiya, Isabelle Coverdale, Dónal Finn, Hebe Beardsall, Jeremy Azis, Nick Davison, Emilia Karlsson, Tony McCarthy, Sean Talo
  • Director: David Yates
  • elwellingtongreen - 16 March 2024
    Good, Mads is a huge improvement but could do with more of the magical creatures
    Mads Mikkelsen is a huge improvement in the role of Grindelwald. No overacting and depth to the role that was missing previously. Grindelwald is a man in this, not a jarring caricature. For me, the previous films got it wrong, he was more like the imagined magical creatures than a wizard. The magic of Harry Potter is that a school is not so far from the ordinary lives of children (and adults), its a reality we can plant ourselves in and colour with the make believe. If you take away that, you can't firmly plant yourself in.

    However, I think the film is missing something that the previous 2 had and the tone is too heavy without the right balance. Some elements are also too subtle for this type of film. But i still found it enjoyable.

    More of the magic of the creatures would have helped this film balance out the political/darker elements. I hope that any 4th film is used to really showcase some beautiful imagery.
  • ia-43130 - 24 December 2023
    I liked Fantastic Beasts but I never loved it. I'd rather see four of the marauders story or even Tom Riddle's journey to Voldemort.

    Some things don't make sense.

    They can make endless amount of magic but after zillion years students need to learn wingardium leviosa for years and again can't perform magic without their wands.

    The casting of Dumbledore... I love Jude Law but he was clearly not the right choice. I cringed when I watched him as Dumbledore.

    I adore Johnny Depp but Mads Mikkelsen was definitely a better choice for the character Grindelwald.

    What the heck happened to Nagini ? Don't just show us hints then leave the characters behind. How did Nagini become Voldemort's horcrux ?

    This is a bit Hollywoodish wizarding world and as I said, I'd rather to watch Marauders story instead of this serie.
  • Leofwine_draca - 11 January 2023
    Made on autopilot
    A film every bit as bad as its two predecessors, which is no surprise as David Yates - who made all of the bad HARRY POTTER films - is still stuck behind the camera shooting them, like a bad smell that won't go away. This one's all about political battles with Grindelwald attempting to usurp power. Eddie Redmayne, complete with that intensely annoying fake rasping accent, barely features and is shoehorned in at every opportunity. Literally the only good thing here is that Depp's gone and replaced by the great Mads Mikkelsen, but even he can do little with the material. The plotting is convoluted, the huge cast full of dull characters, the comic relief embarrassing, the CGI inadequate. A film made on autopilot.
  • Justinpren - 21 December 2022
    There is no good reason to watch this movie other than to be disappointed
    This movie was a very disappointing addition to the Harry Potter franchise. As others have articulated the visual and special effects and are pretty cool but the story has less sensibility than a 2 year old eating sand.

    Basically it feels more like a series of Instagram reals showcasing special effect apps for video editing than a movie with a consistent story. You will watch a scene, wonder what on earth is happening then repeat this for the entire film. In saying that, there is some very loose details from Dumbledoors past in Deathly hallows, it's just disappointing how vague and confusing the details are - mainly due to a lack of rationality in the characters emotions and decisions.
  • shahedshanto - 17 November 2022
    Below average movie and no one can replace Johnny Depp is the proof found in this movie.
    The story of the movie was average but the screenplay was very weak. There are hardly any entertaining scenes in the movie. Movie scenes were a bit boring and slow. Part one movie had good entertaining scenes. Part 2 movie had fairly entertaining scenes but this movie lacks a lot of entertaining scenes. Good entertaining scenes should have been given. The length of the movie could have been cut to a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes. The performance of all the actors in the movie was good but there was no heroine and Johnny Depp in the movie. This movie proves that no one can replace Johnny Depp. Those who have seen the previous two movies in this series must watch this movie at least once. Otherwise, the story of the movie series will not be understood. Overall below average movie.
  • onlineservices-53999 - 5 October 2022
    No story line. No charter building. Utter nonsense. Only good cinematics (here and there). More like a failed comedy attempt. If they had made a movie like secrets of Voldemort or secrets of Snape with Dumbledore's involvement in them. It had been a great movie for sure. But this one is nothing more than killing your 2+ hrs for the sake of it. I literally had to fast forward and skip some scenes but still got to understand what they were trying to do which could've been shown in probably 1 hr or so. Can't believe how the director writer and other people went on with such dead film. Having said they worked on some great films before. May be just interested to receive the lucrative paycheck.