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Review | Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Secrets

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Being able to walk through Hogwarts again will certainly bring the most diverse emotions of all those who have followed the Harry Potter saga for years. with direction of David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Secrets premieres in Brazil on April 14. The third film in the franchise Fantastic Beasts follows the trajectory of Gerardo Grindelwald and his attempt to control the wizarding world and encourage war against Muggles. Mads Mikkelsen replaces Johnny Depp like Grindelwald, after the domestic violence accusation against Amber Heard, to whom he was married. In the cast we have the Brazilian Maria Fernanda Cândido who plays the witch Vicencia Santos.

Facing Grindelwald will require unity, planning and a good dose of luck and unpredictability. His ability to envision pieces of the future is a great challenge that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Dumbledore (Jude Law) will have to face. Of course you brought him Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) will also join the group to try to help the world and his beloved, Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol).

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One of the film's focuses is on the love relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, which leaves no room for it to be contested. At different times, Albus mentions the love they had in their youth and the plans they made together. Within some scenes it is possible to see the feeling that unites the two characters and that weighs as much as the blood pact that unites them. However, it is necessary to put aside this affection to save the world they know and avoid more bloodshed.

the brazilian witch Vicencia Santos is the highlight for Brazilians, as they see themselves represented in some way in the character of Maria Fernanda Cândido. Even with all the excitement, its story could have been explained in more detail, giving an impression of abandonment, just like its competitor. Liu Tao (Dave Wong). Credence (Ezra Miller) is also in a supporting role, even though he has conflicts over discovering he is part of the Dumbledore family.  

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Despite the long film, with about two and a half hours, the script has some confusing and poorly explored points by the production. Some scenes just want to please the great legion of fans and could easily be replaced by others that would enrich the film. With a light humor that leads to laughter, some scenes are marked by the reference to other films in the wizarding universe of J.K. Rowling.

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Initially, 3 films in the franchise were announced Fantastic Beasts, later they decided to stretch up to 5 long ones in total. The other two do not yet have a name or release date. While many fans are happy to have new content to consume, “Dumbledore's Secrets” gives the feeling that they are stretching as much as possible so as not to let the wizarding world fall by the wayside. Despite not knowing the direction that the story will take in the next films, some hope that they will return to excitement as the first film in the franchise, others are happy to know that they will not be orphaned by content yet. We can only wait for the continuation of Fantastic Beasts, with mixed feelings, either for the franchise or for the next controversial statement by its author.

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