Where does Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Beta Critic

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Secrets of Dumbledore is better than its predecessors but doesn’t rejuvenate the franchise but it’s a hopeful start nonetheless

Aish Skylar

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

I wasn’t expecting much from this film, yet it still managed to be underwhelming and deeply disappointing somehow.

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Debopriyaa Dutta

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

While an immense improvement than its predecessor, The Secrets of Dumbledore is the product of a sea of damage control, some of which works in its favor, while most of it does not. Mikkelsen and Law are great in their respective roles, bringing some sort of depth to their dynamic, which remains to be developed in the upcoming films. However, one feels that the premise has run its course by the end, leaving flimsy threads on hang on to.

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Freda Cooper

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

The Secrets of Dumbledore marks an upturn, especially when it comes to the series’ heritage. It may not be full-on magic – there’s some wobbly plotting and Dumbledore himself isn’t exactly full of secrets – but it holds together nicely and bodes well for the final two installments. If they happen.

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Beta Critic

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Secrets of Dumbledore is better than its predecessors but doesn’t rejuvenate the franchise but it’s a hopeful start nonetheless

Josh Barton

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

It’s an improvement on The Crimes of Grindelwald for sure however, The Secrets of Dumbledore takes a lot of time to get anywhere and when it does it never feels as if the story has progressed much at all. With how this trilogy has panned out, they’d have been better of making it a trilogy about Dumbledore trying to stop Grindelwald from the off.

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Ryan Terry

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

The magic is back! Dumbledore represents a return to form for the Harry Potter spinoff series. If you’re a fan of the Wizarding World, then you will likely find this movie entertaining!

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

While far from perfect and still doesn’t come within reaching distance of the first eight Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is still a decent jump back into the wizarding world and a massive improvement compared to its predecessor.

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Cara McWilliam-Rich

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Not one for the muggles, but loyal supporters of Dumbledore’s Army will find plenty of magic in the latest instalment in The Wizarding World franchise. 

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Brett Murphy

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

A vast improvement on ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’! Though it doesn’t quite manage to reach the heights of even the weakest of the Harry Potter franchise, there is still quite a bit of magic to be found in ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’! Even if the series as a whole still lacks any real direction.

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Brian Eggert

Banana Meter Rating: 77%

What remains essential to The Secrets of Dumbledore isn’t spectacle; it’s Jude Law’s take on the beloved character.

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Tarek Fayoumi

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Will never be as magical as the Harry Potter franchise.

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Tina Kakadelis

Banana Meter Rating: 10%

An utterly dismal and lifeless movie that proves Rowling’s cowardice in regard to her bold “Dumbledore is gay” assurtion from 2007. This was her time to put her money where her mouth was and she could not have been less interested in doing so.

Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

The Secrets of Dumbledore returns viewers to the Wizarding World in hopes to restore some magic to this franchise. While the magical sequences are in fact a fun highlight, the screenplay is such a disjointed mess that it’s hard to feel much of anything by the end of it all.

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Liam Dearden

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was a FANTASTIC! globetrotting adventure through the Wizarding World. With breathtaking visuals, ensemble cast, & masterful score. Full of heart, humour, & plenty of magnificent creatures all deliver a Magical experience.

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Logan Mitts

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ is a step in the right direction to get this series back on track. However, it is unable to completely shake some of the issues from the previous films. For the most part though, the third installment proves there’s still some magic left in this world.

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