Secrets of Dumbledore – Magical 3-Card Monte

Secrets of Dumbledore characters in action poses - Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowaslski, Victoria Yeates as Bunty Broadacre, Jessica Williams as Eulalie Hicks, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, Richard Coyle as Aberforth Dumbledore, William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama

Let’s get this out of the way: Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore is a hot, hot mess of a film. I can’t decide if it’s a game of three-card-monte played on the audience or just a whole heapin’ helpin’ of WTF.

Squibstress’s Hierarchy of Canon Sources

Harry Potter canon is a lot like the Judeo-Christian Bibles. No one really agrees what belongs in it, and people will get in the most God-awful fights over it. But, as with the various versions of the Bible, I find I’m not too fussed about any of it.


First off, I didn’t hate it. I didn’t exactly like it, but I didn’t hate it. It seemed very much an interim story that was just setting up plot points to be explored in the future films.