Fantastic Beasts: The secrets of Dumbledore

As all fans of the Harry Potter novels written by J. K. Rowling will remember, the students of Hogwarts studied the fantastic and magical creatures on a textbook that contained valuable information about their characteristics and weaknesses.

The author of this text was Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who had traveled the world to catalog, classify and learn about dragons and all other types of magical creatures.

Now he is the protagonist of the “Fantastic Beasts” series, shy and solitary with humans, but a marvel when it comes to finding and saving magical creatures from every continent.

“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” is the third film in the saga, released in our cinemas on April 13th.

It is set in 1930. The wizard Grindelwald is determined to take control of the wizarding world and impose domination over Muggles, aided by an ever-growing host of followers. Dumbledore, due to a blood pact made in his youth with his current enemy, cannot fight him alone and again asks for the help of the wizard Newt, his brother Theseus, his faithful assistant Bunty, the American sorceress Lally Hicks , of the Senegalese-French magician Yusuf Kama and of the American no-magician Jacob Kowalski. Another protagonist is the Qilin, a magical creature who can see into his own soul and into the future and only bows before the pure in heart. The protagonists will put in place a plan to prevent Grindelwald from coming to power.

The saga evolves with increasingly dark tones and the ghosts of Nazism and eugenics hover on the third film, albeit translated into the magical world with the wizard-muggle juxtaposition. The attention falls on fantastic creatures like the Qilin, we discover something more than Queenie’s betrayal, Credence’s past and above all on Dumbledore’s story, from her sister Ariana to her relationship with her brother Aberforth, up to her complex relationship with Grindelwald.

It is a very beautiful and interesting film, mysterious and full of suspense.

I love the fantasy genre and I recommend everyone to see it.

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