Pot­ter prequel hard to fol­low EF­FORT

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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.

MAK­ING A SPLASH: Newt’s Fan­tas­tic Beasts in­clude sea mon­ster

■ON THE CASE: Red­mayne and Kather­ine Water­ston, main pic. Above, Depp as Grindel­wald and Chi­nese dragon mon­ster

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