Seeing as how this thread is for the series...
I watched The Crimes of Grindelwald today. I was really hoping for it to match and/or beat the first one, but the film has some problems that prevent me
I liked the underlying main conflict created by Grindelwald. I find the ideological struggle and its implications fascinating. However, I think the film understates the main conflict, and instead focuses on many smaller plots. The film presents so much material, and yet, by the ending, it hasn't added up to anything significant.
Therein lies the main problem--the movie feels to me like only half of a movie. It wastes a lot of run time and uses the remaining minutes to set up a third film. However, the movie has a second problem, too. The plot lines it chooses to set up do not feel particularly interesting either. Somehow it undersells the significance of very significant revelations.
Overall, I'm disappointed, because The Crimes of Grindelwald had lots of potential, but it chose to delay the potential until the next installment.