“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is a 2022 American-British fantasy film directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. It is the third installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” film series and a prequel to the “Harry Potter” franchise. The film features a returning cast including Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.
The film follows Newt Scamander as he teams up with a young Albus Dumbledore to track down and stop the dangerous wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who has escaped from prison and is gathering followers to wage war against non-magical people. Along the way, Newt and Dumbledore must navigate the complex web of politics and alliances within the wizarding world to uncover the secrets that will help them defeat Grindelwald once and for all.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” was released on April 8, 2022, and received mixed reviews from critics. While some praised the film’s performances and visual effects, others criticized the convoluted plot and lack of character development. The film also faced controversy due to the recasting of Johnny Depp’s role with Mads Mikkelsen following Depp’s legal troubles. Despite the mixed reviews and controversy, the film performed well at the box office, grossing over $650 million worldwide.
Duration: 142 min.