2022 / 142m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore poster


August 24, 2023


The third film in the Potter spin-off series. I can't say I'm a big fan, but it's not the worst blockbuster fantasy out there either. There is some creativity in the creature design and settings, and the budget is there, but other than that it remains a pretty generic and somewhat childish endeavor

Grindelwald has a plan to seize control over the world of wizardry. Dumbledore doesn't want to get involved, but he does bring together a team of skilled individuals with the potential to stop Grindelwald in his tracks. When they struggle to get the upper hand, Dumbledore may have to put in some effort after all.

The effects are proper, there are some rather impressive action scenes and the fantasy world of Fantastic Beasts houses some fun ideas. The films are still very much bound to the Potter legacy though, meaning it can't be too dark or too far off the beaten path. And that's a real shame for a fantasy film.