Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) user reviews
User Reviews (33)
I loved it, especially the battle scenes. The action starts early with Newt doing what he loves, and then it goes from there with Dumbledore's crew against Grindelwald's crew. [SPOILER] I actually thought that would be the big scene of the movie. I loved loved Lally she was awesome. Even Bunty got in on the action this movie. I also loved seeing Theseus doing crazy animal moves with Newt, funny asf. I wasn't expecting to see Richard Coyle or the part he played but I liked it. I've never read the books but I wonder how much of Dumbledore's life on these "Fantastic Beast" movies are book accurate. [SPOILER] I loved the ending, only thing that was missing was Johnny Depp imo.
This wasn't funny! Or cute! This was just dark and sad from beginning to end.
This movie flops like something that A.H. would leave on you bed.
It was good, but it would have been better with Jonny Depp
@BlueFeather Johnny was a musician way back when & so were we, so it was normal to bump into him at gigs.
Even though that was ages ago, we have no problem with the guy now. Totally great character actor, intelligent, well-read & nice fella.
@Ennui-Inferno I bumped into him at the Occupy Wall Street thing, he was pretty down to earth
What is this , if they dont have stories dont make a movie. Its neither for kids nor for adults. And whats with Dumbledore being gay.
Awwww it hurt me to give 6* but I was hoping to see more pets since it is called the fantastic beasts and I find it very very confusing old characters from the past , not funny , shocking scenes like [SPOILER] is nice to find out the history of some Harry Potter characters but really do not expect anything much from this movie.
I found this entertaining. As usual, the previous movies were better. But I really like the returning characters from the original. The charming Newt is a great character, gentle and timid but fearless in defense of his beloved beasts (which I would like to have seen more of), and played perfectly by Eddie Redmayne. Jude Law is surprisingly good as Dumbledore (I had thought he’d be too pretty). And there is some surprising back history on that character. Jacob is an excellent character. He’s back and as likeable as ever. And Lally is wonderful. Mads Mikkelson as Grindelwald is always a great vilian.
This has a lot of action and intrigue this film and never gets boring.
People will be critical about this and that, but this is an entertaining flick. This doesn’t have the magic of the first movie, but in my opinion it’s definitely worth a watch. I’d give it a 7.5 out of 10.
It was ok. It seemed lacking and had a rather rushed and slipshod plot/storyline. It could've used more info and/or explanation of the warring sides and characters. Ha! Why not make it into a TV series where one can invest in character and plot development more and then truly delve into the world building without rushing?!? Anyways...I can deal with dark and heavy thriller/drama, but the harsh beginning in the Qilin nest threw me. The special effects were fun and well-done, such as the wand and battle magic, the creatures, traveling via portals, etc.Some kool stuff there. The cast overall did really well, my favs were Jessica Williams (Eulalie) & Dan Fogler (Jacob). Always great to see Mads & Jude.
I'm a little disapointed. I thought this was falsely advertised, they only showed the cute funny scenes in the trailor. This wasn't funny! Or cute! This was just dark and sad from beginning to end. [SPOILER]
Over the course of 7 movies, Harry Potter went from light to dark. This series just jumped straight to dark in one movie.
I can't say I liked the change that David Yates did to this series, and maybe he isn't the only one to blame. All I know is that these characters changed a little too fast with no explanation. There's almost a major plot gap or a huge change in whovever is controlling this series. Mads Mikkelsen is always a great villain but doesn't match the roll for this. He's not attractive enough to replace the actors who played this character before. He's just good at being creepy!
I was so hoping for another awesome Potter-universe series but this let me down.
This was a good movie, but it is not as good as the first 2, the first one being the best by far. The movie loses sight of the title: Fantastic Beasts, and sort of focuses on a "Harry Potter" type theme. It was still a good movie though. I thought there were a few parts that were slow. The beginning and the end were fairly action packed and was worth the wait. But, like with every sequel, the movies have a tendency of not being as good as the first. I think the movie could have used some "filler" parts with more "Fantastic" creatures to help bring up the slow parts. But if you have never seen these movies before, you don't know what you are missing.
Movie says it’s roughly around 2 hrs 22 mins it’s not I timed it unfortunately wasn’t the best movie I’ve ever seen ontop of everything but meh
In places, and overall, I found this a good enough movie, but it just wasn't very special, and it was decidedly darker than the previous movies from this Harry Potter prequel franchise. It feels a little disjointed, as did the other movies, with just enough fan service to keep the people who love the Potterverse engaged.
Mads Mikkelsen picks up the role of Grindelwald admirably but the character still seems fairly one dimensional, sure we can see his hate and disdain for all things non-magical but we don't really know why. We see some more history between him and Albus Dumbledore, and the dark secrets of the Dumbledore family come more to light, they become a larger focus of the plot. In fact, it feels like Newt becomes a supporting character in what had originally been his story and that's a bit weird.
It all looks very good on the screen and there is a story, it's just not the best told story, and I would have loved to have felt more...anything really...but certainly some of the wonder that was Harry Potter was seeing the magical world through the eyes of someone who didn't know about it, and Fantastic Beasts carried that on with Newt being able to see the wonder in the creatures around him and Jacob Kowalski coming to see the magical world as a mundane human, but that was no longer true here.
it was good but i expected more action scene from the movie. and that is the reason why i'm kinda disappointed
Wow can you get in more in your face with this woke LGBTQ stuff? It wasn't even five minutes in the film before two guys talk about being in love with each other. I turned off and me my son watched Morbius instead.
@MPA2000 Your review was enough for me. We are who we are, and should be proud of that, BUT I don't want to see this in every series and film.
And before you all jump on me; I'm equally as fed up with all the raunchy sex scenes between men and women too. Can't we have a good movie without this stuff? Look at the movies from the 30s and 40s. Love scenes yes, but not the raunchy crap we have now. The movies were great on their own, with real substance, interesting with great acting.
@MPA2000 Aww, honey, you keep bragging about how cruel and dark your heart is,, don't you understand yet how asleep you are every time you say cruel and cold things?
Everyone has opinions but to hate isn't an opinion, it's a broadcast of how much cruelty you were raised in and us "woke" creatures understand the loss you felt when you were rejected for being you by the one person you wished would show you love.. you were tolerated rather than accepted,, trained to over compensate to get attention which created a payment of reward or punishment for things you were taught to hate or tolerate, which you still try to force onto people that you fear..
You were trained to stay asleep so now you hate everyone who's awake or woke as you call it (parroting a proven liar)..
Us woke folks actually understand that pain... We tried to be like you but staying asleep would have killed us,, so we woke up and our nightmares ended...
@WhirledPeas LOL. Another pervert who can't help itself.
@MPA2000 Hate is part of mental illness and emotional dysfunction,, and you're teaching it to your son,, but you call us perverts...
Keep chuckling,, denial is the number one symptom of abuse..
@WhirledPeas Duly noted, perv.
@MPA2000 dude, seriously, someone being gay in a movie does not make it a bad movie...you don't half look like a homophobic arsehole with this "review" though.
@thementalone No one asked you. Now go rate a movie like you are supposed to.
@MPA2000 I suppose you're just an arsehole to everyone...and it shows in how you talk online where you're anonymous and feel safe to just be yourself.
@thementalone Up yours. Which is probably how you like it.
@MPA2000 have you ever considered that you're projecting? maybe you're in denial.
I'm asexual so I know it's not how I would like it, it took me a while to understand myself and my sexuality (or lack thereof) and come to terms with the fact that I'm different rather than somehow broken.
Maybe you just need someone to be nice to you to stop being a muppet.
@thementalone Move along sweetpea. You got owned.
@MPA2000 if I keep replying will you keep having to have the last word?
At this point I'm just laughing at you because you think you won something here or made me feel anything...I mean you have elicited an emotional response since that last comment, amusement.
@thementalone You are laughing at yourself obviously. Thinking you are being witty, but you are actually looking like some 15 year old kid with no friends. The only attention you get is looking for people to irritate so they can give you the much needed attention no one gives you away from your cell phone. 🤣🤣🤣