Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I'll be honest -- I never read any of the original books and I bailed on the movies after number two or three. So maybe I missed a lot. But even without all that history (or maybe because I don't have that history) I thought this was a pretty good movie. Set up for the inevitable sequel(s), but stands on its own well enough. Good creature design, reasonable story. The effects fell down in a few places where they over-reached themselves a bit, but overall I'm glad I saw it in the theater.