I usually don't write of even read reviews, because I find that I almost never agree with the reviews, but for this film, I simple had to.
Frankly, I don't know what the writers were thinking. They obviously didn't review the history of the Wizarding world, and this caused the film to be messy, strange, and honestly, very disappointing for true Harry Potter fans.
*contains spoilers for the rest of the review. Don't read on if you don't want the spoilers.*
The most obvious mistakes are listed below:
1.) In the film Albus Dumbledore is the teacher of Defense Against the Dark Arts. I sort of understand that this makes sense due to the fear of Leta Lestrange about her dead brother, but, in no way does it make sense if you know anything at all about Albus Dumbledore. He was the Transfiguration teacher, for one, and also, he refused to deal with the Dark Arts due to the influence it had had over him during his friendship with Gellert Grindelwald, resulting in his sister's death. Thus, if anything, DADA teacher would be the very last post he would ever have accepted.
2.) Professor McGonagall was born in 1935. Yet, somehow, she's already a teacher in the film, whilst she would have been only 10 years old when Grindelwald was defeated by Dumbledore in 1945. I mean, seriously, that mistake is so easy to fix! Especially because it didn't add anything at all to the storyline by putting her in the film!
3.) A fourth Dumbledore child? I mean, really?! According to the film, he was born in 1907 or 1908. Not only did Kendra Dumbledore die in 1899, but her husband had been imprisoned in Azkaban since about 1891, so how would they have possibly been able to conceive a brother to Aberforth, Albus and Arianna 8 or 9 years after the mother died and over 15 years after the father was imprisoned in Azkaban where he stayed until his death? And then there is the fact that Rita Skeeter wrote a book on literally every single fact known about the Dumbledore family, and most especially about Albus. Seeing as birth records are pretty much the first thing she would have looked at, we should have known about a possible fourth Dumbledore sibling when the Deathly Hallows was published. This plot twist is completely fabricated, and honestly, pretty insulting towards the fans.
4.) Nagini comes across as pretty moral in the film, whilst later on she would suddenly become one of the most loyal subjects of Voldemort? Seems very farfetched, as we have seen that the horcruxes only affect so much of a person's character, as we see with the anger issues Harry has, so to blame it on the horcrux would not work in the slightest. Also, she seems rather against Grindelwald, so personally, I don't suddenly see her following the next dark wizard.
5.) This one might be possible, but to me, it just comes across as a writer trying way too hard, but suddenly we have Nicolas Flamel showing up. Well, my first question was, where is Perenell? It seems rather strange that his wife is nowhere to be found, while he had apparently been living in Paris.
6.) Both Albus and Gellert appear older than they should be. Albus was born in 1881 amd Gellert in 1883. The film mentions that WWII had not yet begun, nor were there any signs of it happening, so at most they would have been around their late 40's, yet Albus looks closer to 60, whilst Gellert looks even older, especially if you consider that wizard have a longer life expectancy than Muggles, around 140 years instead of 85. Also, Albus would have only been teaching for a very short while, as he only became a teacher in 1930.
I'm sure there are even more mistakes, but truthfully, these mistakes are already enough to have me think twice about seeing the next film.
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