Although ostensibly still Newt Scamander's story, the magizoologist receives less focus this time around as writer J.K Rowling and director David Yates expand the universe as part of their five - yes, 5! - movie plan for this franchise. While he and his friends Tina, Jacob, and Queenie are all back in action, there are also a number of newcomers, including Leta Lestrange (only seen as a photograph in the first movie) and the much-hyped arrival of Albus Dumbledore (now in the form of Jude Law).
That's alongside an added focus on Credence Barebone and Grindelwald himself, leading to a jam-packed movie that twists and turns like a Triwizard maze. Not only does it offer up some thrilling and indeed magical moments, but dives so deep into Potter lore, and makes so many changes, that it essentially casts a Confundos Charm over the entire canon.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.