Synopsis: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and begun gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: elevating wizards above muggles. Grindelwald's former friend Albus Dumbledore is the only one capable of stopping him, but he needs help from his former student Newt Scamander.
Main Feature: I enjoyed the first "Fantastic Beasts" film more than I expected. With how strong of a finish the "Harry Potter" film series had, I was suspicious that this would be more of a cash grab than creative exploration. Sure, it is the former, but there was plenty to like on the latter. Same applies to the sequel, "The Crimes of Grindelwald." This is a franchise universe that is filled with a treasure trove of magical possibilities. Eventually, it will run out of steam, and the cash grab feeling will return. Until then, it remains a blast to watch a Depression-era America be affected by the wizarding world. Author JK Rowling has a vivid imagination to dream up such a vast stretch of possibilities.
Special Features: What the film has in magic, the extras are very much lacking. Nothing super magical about the bonuses, which are standard fare. Aside from a nice look at Rowling and a younger Dumbledore, there's nothing too thrilling about the special features included on the disc. An extended version of the film with seven more minutes of scenes is also part of it, but only via digital copy.
Final Call: "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a magical, entertaining ride of fun if that's what you wish to find.