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Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore reviews look promising

The third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts series has been marred by controversy but it seems the film may surpass expectations.
Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore reviews look promising
The Fantastic Beasts spinoff series has so far been a constant source of disappointment for Harry Potter fans. Off to a lukewarm start with the first film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2018's The Crimes of Grindelwald did very little to course correct all the small mistakes the first one set up.

Amid a slew of controversies, including Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp being recast, J.K Rowling's continuous anti-transgender agenda, dealing with COVID-19 during production, and more, it seemed all hope was lost for the third film, The Secrets of Dumbledore.

If early reviews are to be trusted, however, it seems series veteran director David Yates may have cast his greatest spell: making Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore one of the best entries in the Harry Potter franchise.

Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore reviews

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Jude Law plays the iconic Albus Dumbledore. (Picture: WarnerMedia)

While sites like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic have yet to issue a score, first impressions of movie critics have popped up on social media, particularly Twitter.

Collider's Perri Nemiroff called it a "big bounce back" for the Fantastic Beast series.

David Lee echoed that sense of positivism, describing The Secrets of Dumbledore as "an exciting and enjoyable Wizarding World adventure."

Thiego Novais also called it the best Fantastic Beasts film by far. "Harry Potter fans will laugh, get emotional and feel the magic of the Wizarding World once again."

The Secrets of Dumbledore - Release date

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Early reviews say it's the franchise's best. (Picture: WarnerMedia)

Fantastic Beasts 3 is set to hit movie theatres on 6th April in the USA, 7th April in Australia, and 8th April in the UK.

The film will take place a few years after The Crimes of Grindelwald, in the 1930s, as World War II is an ongoing threat to both muggles and the Wizarding World, Dumbledore will send protagonist Newt Scamander on a journey that will change their entire lives.

Check out the latest trailer down below.

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