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And he doesn’t forget the beasts, including baby Nifflers popping champagne corks and a manic Chinese dragon creature.
And, of course, fans will love the flashbacks to Newt’s Hogwarts days where John Williams’ familiar score echoes around the Great Hall.
Just don’t expect all the mysteries to be resolved in the sequelbaiting finale. Hopefully, the next one will have a tighter plot and fewer magicians.
There’s still magic in Rowling’s “Wizarding World”…but a population crisis is looming.
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■ON THE CASE: Redmayne and Katherine Waterston, main pic. Above, Depp as Grindelwald and Chinese dragon monster