After the first Fantastic Beasts, I really didn't expect much.. It was cute, but a little too lighthearted for my taste. But this was surisingly great with excellent characterizations overall. Seriously there wasn't a single character whose screentime I didn't enjoy, which is rare for me. The only character, ironically, that I don't feel I got to learn enough about was Grindalwald himself. And it's a shame because the whole arena scene with him demonstrating the violence of his "enemies" had me seeing both sides and added a lot of complexity to the story. Hopefully we'll get more of that in the next one!