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Anhelda November 17th, 2017 3:45 am

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
 
So the title and first cast picture were released today. Going by the title, I don't get the impression this is going to be as much about Newt's creatures as the last one was; not sure if that's a good thing or not. It is interesting to see that Credence is in the picture--that's a topic I'm interested in seeing more of. I don't know about Jude Law as Dumbledore in the cast picture--he's not nearly flamboyant enough. Dumbledore should be wearing something other than a relatively restrained dark blue, IMHO.

SlyRagrihuf December 18th, 2017 4:48 pm

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As long as the movie is interesting, exciting and lives up to the reputation of a story by JK, I have no problem with it. There has to be a perfect balance of wonderful story telling and eye catching graphics.

adrienie January 1st, 2018 5:45 pm

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Originally Posted by Anhelda (Post 6110129)
I don't know about Jude Law as Dumbledore in the cast picture--he's not nearly flamboyant enough. Dumbledore should be wearing something other than a relatively restrained dark blue, IMHO.

Yeah, like his purple suit in HBP! Also, shouldn't his hair be auburn colored? I suppose I'm being nitpicky. I generally like Jude Law as an actor, but he just seems a lazy choice.

HedwigOwl January 4th, 2018 2:05 am

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Originally Posted by adrienie (Post 6110397)
Yeah, like his purple suit in HBP! Also, shouldn't his hair be auburn colored? I suppose I'm being nitpicky. I generally like Jude Law as an actor, but he just seems a lazy choice.

Although, Jude Law is a very good actor, hopefully he won't disappoint.

I have to say that I never warmed up to Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, he didn't convey the same mischievous twinkle in his eye, nor warmth towards Harry. I thought he never quite portrayed the complexity nor gravitas of Dumbledore. Probably the result of never having read any of the HP books.

adrienie January 4th, 2018 2:55 pm

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I have to say that I never warmed up to Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, he didn't convey the same mischievous twinkle in his eye, nor warmth towards Harry. I thought he never quite portrayed the complexity nor gravitas of Dumbledore. Probably the result of never having read any of the HP books.

Ah yes. I don't think we as a fandom will ever get over that.

adrienie January 9th, 2018 10:54 am

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Speaking of: https://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-p.../#post12300533

Rowling like bowling, Jude. Rowling like bowling.

Sereena January 30th, 2018 7:22 pm

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Hilarious how ironic the title of this movie is considering who plays Grindelwald. Maybe JKR is having a Freudian slip?

Pensieve_Seeker January 31st, 2018 5:34 pm

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Hilarious how ironic the title of this movie is considering who plays Grindelwald. Maybe JKR is having a Freudian slip?

I'm sure the title would have been the same no matter who was cast in the role.

Fawkesfan1 February 2nd, 2018 4:29 am

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Originally Posted by adrienie (Post 6110411)
Ah yes. I don't think we as a fandom will ever get over that.

I wasn't a fan of Gambon at first, but I warmed up to him ok. He grew on me. And it was a decision that was out of his hands since the actor who played the first one passed away.


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Originally Posted by Pensieve_Seeker (Post 6110511)
I'm sure the title would have been the same no matter who was cast in the role.

Yea probably. Given the character himself and what he did do.

MrSleepyHead February 7th, 2018 6:00 pm

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Interesting times in the HP fandom, with a lot of the faithful seemingly losing trust in JKR, after the Johnny Depp casting defense and the Dumbledore "not explicitly gay" in FB2 comment from David Yates. Interesting take by hpboy13 on MuggleNet:

In Jo We Trust...Or Not

Thoughts?

xhanax315 February 8th, 2018 9:18 am

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Originally Posted by MrSleepyHead (Post 6110544)
Interesting times in the HP fandom, with a lot of the faithful seemingly losing trust in JKR, after the Johnny Depp casting defense and the Dumbledore "not explicitly gay" in FB2 comment from David Yates. Interesting take by hpboy13 on MuggleNet:

In Jo We Trust...Or Not

Thoughts?

I really just kind of skimmed through this article when I first seen it the other day. I was taken aback by it at first, I think I need to read again though. I've kind of lost interest in some of the things that she says nowadays, I do agree on some of what was mentioned in the article about the whole Cursed Child fiasco, but the whole Johhny issue is a touchy subject. What about the issue with Dumbledore? I read somewhere else that there might still be mention of him in the later films maybe not particularly this next one coming out?

Sereena February 16th, 2018 9:28 pm

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Originally Posted by MrSleepyHead (Post 6110544)
Interesting times in the HP fandom, with a lot of the faithful seemingly losing trust in JKR, after the Johnny Depp casting defense and the Dumbledore "not explicitly gay" in FB2 comment from David Yates. Interesting take by hpboy13 on MuggleNet:

In Jo We Trust...Or Not

Thoughts?

I definitely count myself among those who have lost trust in her. After her defense of Depp, I returned my Cursed Child for a full refund and never looked back. I won't be seeing the FB movies either, not that anyone (and least of all Rowling) cares. I wasn't excited about FB to being with, I didn't see the appeal other than nostalgia. But after she showed her true colors in these #metoo times and after the director's ridiculous statements about how more women would have come forward had the accusations been true, I was fed up. Obviously she can believe whatever she wants and she's entitled to her opinion and politics but I can't respect the fact that she pretended to be pro women's rights, super-liberal, and an LGBT ally, etc, and is now acting in the way she is. If you're conservative (or at least more conservative than your audience/readership) that's fine, you don't have to pretend to be anything else. It's the hypocrisy that gets me because that's what I happen to dislike most in people.

So yeah, that casting was the last straw and when the interview about Dumbledore came out I honestly just laughed. Like what did the fans expect really? It's weird that some fans keep coming up with lame excuses like "well DD's sexuality isn't relevant to the plot". Are. you. kidding. me? The infatuation for Grindelwald is a huge part of why Dumbledore acted the way he did during his youth and why he didn't confront the man sooner. This isn't about LGBT representation, it's about not leaving out such an essential piece of information.

HedwigOwl February 26th, 2018 11:50 pm

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I wasn't a fan of Gambon at first, but I warmed up to him ok. He grew on me. And it was a decision that was out of his hands since the actor who played the first one passed away.

I think the decision of how Dumbledore was portrayed was totally in Gambon's hands. He took the job, has respect as an actor in the UK, and would have been given considerable freedom in his approach. However, the fact that he said in interview that he never read any of the books (nor planned to), and that he just "usually plays himself" in many roles says it all IMO. An actor does have some responsibility to research his character whether a real person or an established character in a book series.

Pensieve_Seeker March 15th, 2018 3:41 am

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ

xhanax315 March 17th, 2018 4:23 am

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I don't know how I feel about this...

This portrayal of Dumbledore seems off, and I was excited about Jude Law being cast for the role.

HedwigOwl March 17th, 2018 6:33 am

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Originally Posted by xhanax315 (Post 6110775)
I don't know how I feel about this...

This portrayal of Dumbledore seems off, and I was excited about Jude Law being cast for the role.

Well, none of us has ever seen Dumbledore as anything other than a very old wizard. I'd guess that even our images of him described when he met Grindelwald as a very young man that it's difficult to imagine anything much different than a very young-looking old Dumbledore. We know he was ultra talented, so likely extremely confident (and maybe a bit cocky) and perhaps a bit reckless. Also, not having the benefit of perspective/learning that comes with age, he would be very different than when we meet him in the books.

Perhaps going back to DH and reading what Aberforth, Bathilda and even Dumbledore says about young Dumbledore, it would be easier to judge the portrayal when the film comes out. Also, if Dumbledore's already teaching at Hogwarts, it's after the break with Grindelwald and his sister's death, so he's changed by it. But I think that a Dumbledore who's quite good looking and knows it is feasible. I did like that they seem to have kept Dumbledore's wry sense of humor intact (when he talks about Newt not following instructions in the trailer).

Spirit July 23rd, 2018 3:30 am

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Well, after seeing the second trailer, I am pretty psyched about the movie. Are there problems with it? Yep.

The biggest problem is Johnny Depp. One, because many, many fans are not okay with the actor as a person right now, and two because his appearance in this movie is terrible. I am completely confused on why they have made him look like that. The white make-up on his skin and the bleached hair is weird. I feel like they're trying to make him look like Voldemort or something. A part of what originally made Grindelwald an interesting character is he looked very attractive and had an intelligent and mischievous air about him. The devil is attractive and disguised as everything Dumbledore wanted. That's kind of ruined by Depp's appearance.

But Depp is the only problem I have with the movies. When we heard the news that Dumbledore would not be explicitly gay in this movie, a lot of people took that as it will never be obvious in any of the movies. But this was only the second movie they were talking about, if I remember right. This is a five-part story. If you ask me, they are going to wait until the end of the 5th film to completely go there 100% right before the duel between Grindelwald and Dumbledore, kind of like the Snape/Lily revelation toward the end of the last movie. I believe it will be a part of the grand finale.

But then in the second trailer, just released, we see Albus Dumbledore looking into the Mirror of Erised. And what does he see? He sees Grindelwald looking back at him. And we hear Dumbledore telling Newt that he can't be the one to face Grindelwald. That seems pretty explicit to me.

It's possible the people who don't remember what the Mirror of Erised will not grasp the meaning of it. They might not remember the Mirror of Erised shows one's deepest and most desperate wishes of the heart. So a lot of the non-hardcore fans will not get it. But it's interesting to note that Dumbledore doesn't see Grindelwald locked up or captured. He just sees Grindelwald as is. Aside from the fact that it's hard to believe Dumbledore would ever desire a face like that, that is pretty darn gay.

We also see Newt's boggart, which is adorably funny, and we get to hear Grindelwald giving a speech about his beliefs. Then we hear Dumbledore giving a short counter-statement that disagrees with Grindelwald. I am interested. I just have to train myself to insert my own mental picture of Grindelwald: natural pale skin, wavy-to-curly yellow-blonde hair. Not the bleached pineapple.

If you don't want to see the movie because you don't support a movie franchise that includes Johnny Depp, good for you. I am too weak to resist seeing it, despite its problems.

Anhelda July 23rd, 2018 4:04 am

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Originally Posted by Spirit (Post 6111863)
Well, after seeing the second trailer, I am pretty psyched about the movie.

I agree with this, and with the subsequent discussion in your post. I enjoyed the first movie, and I am certainly interested to see the further adventures of Newt and company, despite the issues of Depp's casting.

wickedwickedboy August 11th, 2018 8:15 am

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Although a persona non grata, I rather like Johnny Depp in the role, I think he is a great character actor, so he pulls it off brilliantly. I don't really mind the way they chose to depict him. I am looking forward to the movie as I enjoyed the first one.

HedwigOwl August 25th, 2018 7:10 pm

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Originally Posted by wickedwickedboy (Post 6112109)
Although a persona non grata, I rather like Johnny Depp in the role, I think he is a great character actor, so he pulls it off brilliantly. I don't really mind the way they chose to depict him. I am looking forward to the movie as I enjoyed the first one.

I agree, Depp has always amazed me with his ability to completely embody a character. Grindelwald is blond in the books so I think it's appropriate. And I love that he appeared at Comic-Con in full character.


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