I am no Potterhead, but I wanted to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just for the sheer magic of, well, the fantastic beasts. Having some knowledge of Potterdom probably helps, but having never read the books and watching just a few of the movies, I still managed to follow along without any trouble. And if there were any more subliminal connections it probably doesn’t matter to the non-fan viewer anyway. I enjoyed the film. It was, if anything, a little on the lengthy side, but it was entertaining and the graphics were lovely. Worth watching if you can sit through a somewhat slow moving, fantasy film.