Magical Creatures: Dumbledore’s Secrets gives those who love the character Dumbledore a story about him, but if it’s the Fantastic Beasts movie…
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is a movie worth your time, if you’re a hardcore fan of the Harry Potter franchise . In terms of quality, the film is indeed better than its predecessor, The Crimes of Grindelwald .
Following on from the previous installment, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets continues to follow biologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his battle against the dark wizard Grindelwald ( Mads Mikkelsen ) – who is now trained gathered a powerful “army” of people with discriminatory thoughts like him. To fight him, Dumbledore (Jude Law) gathers his two best students, Newt and Theseus, a muggle-Jacob, a wizard proficient in defensive magic named Eulalie, and pure-blood wizard Yusuf Kama to compete in a contest. plan execution. For someone who could see Grindelwald’s future, chaos was the group’s most trusted ally right now.
After a chaotic season 2 with a messy script, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets has improved a lot with a more logical script and a more coherent flow of events. However, this movie is more like a spinoff to a spinoff than a sequel to part 1. In fact, this deviance took place in the second part of Fantastic Beasts .
With the arrival of Grindelwald , the film has deviated from its original trajectory of films exploring the many magical creatures of the Wizarding World. So the writer is not surprised that the film has very little and almost no focus on strange creatures. In return, the film transports us into a world that awaits at the brink of war with more mature themes than Harry Potter . But despite the improvement, Magical Creatures: The Secrets of Dumbledore still leaves many regrets.
First, let’s talk about the commendable points of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets . This is a film that does not hesitate to focus on the love story between Dumbledore and Grindelwaldwith honesty and respect. The esteemed headmaster’s love is a key point in the story of Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets . Instead of a lengthy, evasive narration, the film puts this pivotal point in its place, direct and powerful, while both motivating and explaining Dumbledore’s actions and thoughts. Even in 2022, this is a rarity even in an open cinema like Hollywood.
Regardless of the mythical creature theme, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is a movie that is consistent with the direction it chooses to take. Throughout the film, every detail and plot points towards one thing – ousting Grindelwald from the pedestal of power that, if he succeeds, will allow the dark wizard to take over the Wizarding World without spending a single good. any. This is undeniably a political piece, with plots calculating how to pull the necessary chess pieces to its right place. For Grindelwald’s plot, the solution must be as “subtle” as the problem itself. This aspect makes the film quieter and more dangerous than the previous match between Grindelwald and Auror.
Which brings us to the film’s third strong point – villain and hero. In Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets , the writers took the bold step of pushing the main characters down the aisle and vice versa. Albus Dumbledore and Grindelwald are two characters that can be said to be anecdotes of the Wizarding World, not only in their decisive battle, but also in the complex relationship and tragedy they share. And Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets guides viewers into it perfectly. Not only in terms of love, fans are witnessing the stature of two legends confronting each other in terms of magic and wisdom – which is lacking in Harry Potter .. As a result we have 2 attractive, complex, male leads. Of course, the two actors who played this couple have the greatest credit.
I know Johnny Depp is a very good actor, but since then, letting an American actor play a character with European roots is not a good idea. Even part 2 proved. Depp’s Grindelwald is very different from Colin Farrell’s Grindelwald even though they’re supposed to be the same person. This is not a matter of character but of attitude. Season 3 has a more logical connection with part 1 about villains. Depp creates a very “crazy” villain, but Mikkelsen creates a Grindelwald that lives up to the brand’s description – charming, charismatic, intelligent, genius, cunning, sinister, born politician next to a powerful sorcerer.
As for Dumbledore, longtime movie buffs already know Jude Law’s stature in movies, so the actor’s talent is not in dispute. The fact that the two share a lot of chemistry despite the short amount of time in the same frame proves that this change was the right choice, even though it was undesirable.
Despite many improvements, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets is still far from perfect. The movie has the same problem as the previous one, it can’t explode. The logic is reasonable, but the pacing is too spread, while the film is diligently gathering everything for the dramatic final climax. Obviously it didn’t work as expected. The unpredictability of the plot is gone as the film moves towards the final developments. The pacing also puts Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets in a difficult position. It’s a rather lengthy film, but it always feels like it’s not long enough to deal with what’s posed convincingly.
Remember the key points raised in the previous section? Previously confusing emotions and shocking things are now resolved quickly with explanations…falling from the sky. What you feel most clearly is JK Rowling ‘s bad character . She has a habit of thinking up twists and turns but cannot find a suitable solution to them, such as the identity of Credence, the blood oath and the phoenix. The not-so-characteristic or satisfying climax, even if it makes sense for the movie, seems to be the result of this. It meets the needs of a first-person movie, but it’s just average while having greater potential. The short “chopsticks match” also did not save the second half of the film, in the end only brought disappointment.
In the end, if you are sensitive, you will realize the “truth” behind this movie. Usually in a movie trilogy (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Batman Trilogy …), part 2 is always of the lower quality because this is simply the calm before the storm, the continuation phase is dragged. long, covering the problems the third has to deal with. Magical Creatures: The Secrets of Dumbledore is such a part, though less so than The Crimes of Grindelwald – this is the true opening of the story between these two powerful wizards.
It’s unbelievable that after so many years of anticipation, fans will have the prequel they’ve been craving most – a story about Dumbledore, but under the mask of a different franchise. Most of the time the main character has become a supporting character and the supporting characters have a more memorable and engaging story, perhaps it’s time for the movie to switch to those two characters and separate from the Fantastic Beasts. . Because so far, it’s clear that there’s only one movie that can truly be called part of the franchise, and that’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.