Critics say that replacing Johnny Depp in “Fantastic Beasts 3” was the best option

The film, which has received mixed reviews from the press, is coming soon to theaters around the world.

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Finally, the premiere of “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” is here. And after that, came the first reviews of this third installment. Many want to know if the departure of Johnny Depp will negatively affect the story or not.

As we well know, “Fantastic Beasts” is part of the Magical World Cinematic Universe, created by J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books. The events of “Fantastic Beasts” take place several decades before the birth of Harry Potter, and stars the magizoologist Newt Scamander.

What do critics think of “Fantastic Beasts 3″?

In general, “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” seem to maintain the quality of its predecessors, without surpassing them. Although what was most feared regarding this project was the departure of Johnny Depp.

However, Warner Bros. seems to have made the best decision by replacing him with Mads Mikkelsen, an excellent actor who stole all the attention from the film.

Some critics have compared Mads Mikkelsen’s Grindelwald to Ralph Fiennes’s Lord Voldemort, which is undoubtedly a good thing. Since Fiennes played an excellent villain, this new Grindelwald promises to generate the same level of terror in the people of the Wizarding World.

Another point that stands out a lot is Jude Law’s performance and the incredible chemistry he has with Mikkelsen. In fact, many agree that he has better chemistry than he did with Johnny Depp.

So the switch from Depp to Mikkelsen may have been the best thing to happen to this saga. As for the plot in general, several agree that it presents flaws in the continuity of time.

Apparently, the age of some characters does not agree with what had already been raised in the Harry Potter saga. However, if these details are not taken into account, the film is highly entertaining

What is “Fantastic Beasts 3” about?

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” takes place years after the events of the second film, “The Crimes of Grindelwald” and tells us about the participation of wizards in World War II.

Grindelwald is becoming more powerful, so worried Albus Dumbledore decides to send Newt Scamander and his friends on a mission where they will have to face Grindelwald’s army.

Meanwhile, Dumbledore will have to ponder how much longer he will be out of the impending war that is coming.

Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Ezra Miller will reprise their respective roles, as will Jude Law. And as has already been mentioned, Mads Mikkelsen will assume the role of Gellert Grindelwald from this film.

Preparing for this role, Mads Mikkelsen said he considered it “creative suicide” to mimic his colleagues Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell’s performances as Grindelwald, so he began creating his own version.

However, after developing it, he confessed that he felt it necessary to create a kind of “bridge” between Depp’s incarnation of Grindelwald and his own, so that the viewer would not feel so shocked by the change, or feel him as a completely different character. different from the one raised in the two previous films.

Starting April 14, “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” can be enjoyed in movie theaters around the world

What do you think?

Written by Geekybar

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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