Parents need to know that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the third installment in the Harry Potter spin-off series that started with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This movie jumps ahead five years and continues the story of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he helps Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) in his mission to stop evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) from seizing control of the Wizarding World. The Fantastic Beasts series is as dark and intense as the final Potter films, but it centers on adult characters rather than teens. The violence is intense. It includes frightening scenes involving the use of Unforgivable Curses that torture, control, and kill, as well as significant property destruction, mob scenes, scary creatures (including a giant tentacled prison beast), and duels. Language is mild ("Jeez," "hell," a few insults), and there are a couple of hugs and kisses, as well as discussion of past romantic relationships. Representation includes gay characters, and supporting characters who are Black and Asian. As with the previous films, messages focus on being open-minded in interactions with those who aren't like you and working together against the forces of darkness.