Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore Movie Review: Jude Law’s Heartbreak Is The Saving Grace

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Rating:


3.0
/5


Star
Cast:

Jude
Law,
Cara
Mahoney,
Mads
Mikkelsen,
Eddie
Redmayne,
Ezra
Miller


Director:

David
Yates


Available
In

Theatres

Duration:

143

Language:

English


Plot:

Professor
Albus
Dumbledore
begins
his
plans
to
move
against
Gellert
Grindelwald
who
is
one
step
closer
to
seizing
control
of
the
wizarding
world
as
well
as
the
muggle
world.
Albus
entrusts
his
plan
to
Newt
Scamander
with
other
wizards
and
witches
along
with
a
muggle
Jacob,
to
bring
down
Grindelwald’s
growing
legion
of
followers.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Early Reaction: Fans Call It The Best Of The Prequel FranchiseFantastic
Beasts:
The
Secrets
of
Dumbledore
Early
Reaction:
Fans
Call
It
The
Best
Of
The
Prequel
Franchise


Review:

Fantastic
Beasts:
The
Secrets
Of
Dumbledore

can
be
described
as
a
children’s
movie
with
rare
moments
for
adult
Potterheads.
The
audience
can
totally
understand
the
movie
without
the
context
of
the
previous
franchise
or
the
previous
two
movies
and
it’s
a
bit
alarming.
As
much
as

The
Crimes
of
Grindelwald

worked
its
way
through
the
characters
and
the
stories,

The
Secrets
Of
Dumbledore

simply
gives
it
all
away
without
any
charm
or
mystery
at
its
core.

The
film
begins
with
a
short
scene
between
Albus
Dumbledore
(Jude
Law)
and
Gellert
Grindelwald
now
played
by
Mads
Mikkelsen
in
a
restaurant.
The
two
who
share
the
blood
oath,
seemingly
are
capable
of
talking
to
each
other
in
some
sort
of
a
mind
space.
Within
seconds,
the
biggest
secret
of
the
film
is
out,
as
Albus
declares
his
love
for
the
man
across
the
table
by
saying
“I
was
in
love
with
you”.
The
scene
seemed
to
have
no
other
reason
of
existence
and
is
quickly
cut
to
the
title
and
then
to
Newt
Scamander
(Eddie
Redmayne)

Magizoologist
is
then
seen
helping
a
rare
animal

Qilin
give
birth.
According
to
Wizarding
World
lore,
a
Qilin
is
a
magical
creature
capable
of
looking
into
someone’s
soul
and
future.
As
soon
as
baby
Qilin
is
born,
Credence
(Ezra
Miller)
and
Gellert
Grindelwald’s
followers
kill
the
mother
and
take
the
baby
away.
Coincidently
just
before
death,
the
animal
gives
birth
to
another
Qilin.

Albus,
Newt
and
their
friends
including
Muggle
baker
Jacob
Kowalski
(Dan
Fogler),
professor
Eulalie
Hicks
(Jessica
Williams),
the
pure-blooded
sorcerer
Yusuf
Kama
(William
Nadylam)
and
Newt’s
brother
Theseus
(Callum
Turner)
plan
on
stopping
Grindewald
from
misusing
Qilin.
That
is
the
essential
storyline
of
the
movie
rest
is
just
plot
convenience
and
great
graphics
to
distract
the
audience
from
the
loopholes.

The
plot
is
supposed
to
explore
the
politics
in
the
international
wizarding
world,
parts
of
which
made
it
in
the
previous
two
movies,
but
in
Fantastic
Beasts
3,
the
sub-plot
is
reduced
down
to
a
tea
party
and
a
dinner
party
with
a
magical
tornado.
Instead,
the
makers
decided
to
focus
on
episode
adventures
for
each
character
with
negligible
big
picture
impact.

Mads
Mikkelsen,
though
less
sinister
than
Colin
Farrell
and
Johnny
Depp,
has
good
chemistry
with
Jude
Law.
Their
interaction
and
Jude’s
heartbreak
towards
the
end
of
the
film
is
what
makes
The
Secrets
Of
Dumbledore
an
enjoyable
experience.
However,
it
is
not
enough
to
make
up
for
the
lack
of
a
thrilling
plot.
The
makers
opted
for
a
predictable
storyline
with
only
the
blood
oath
at
the
centre
of
it,
but
that
too
gets
only
two
scenes
in
the
142-minute
runtime.

fantastic beasts


Tom
Felton,
Jude
Law,
Eddie
Redmayne
Have
Fun
At
Fantastic
Beasts:
The
Secrets
of
Dumbledore
Premiere

Mads
and
Ezra
Miller’s
bold
and
looming
presence
in
the
air
takes
away
winning
moments
from
the
other
characters
and
their
romantic
sub-plots.
Jude
holds
his
own
with
most
run
time
with
each
character.
He
is
the
guiding
voice
not
only
for
the
character
in
the
film,
but
also
for
the
franchise,
holding
it
together.
Without
Albus
Dumbledore,
there
wouldn’t
be
much
to
be
excited
about
the
franchise.

The
end
remains
unsatisfying
as
no
big
changes
are
made
in
the
plot,
no
consequences
and
nothing
to
look
forward
to.
Albus
and
Gellert
can
now
fight
each
other
but
that
has
been
a
known
fact
since
the
early
books
of
the
Harry
Potter
series.
However,
it
does
make
for
a
great
scene
on
screen.

Overall,

Fantastic
Beasts:
The
Secrets
Of
Dumbledore

is
a
one
time
watch.
Something
to
get
through
hoping
there
are
better
things
the
franchise
can
offer
in
the
final
two
movies.

Story first published: Friday, April 8, 2022, 17:51 [IST]

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