If you enjoyed the first one, you'll love this one. Good effects with lots of action. The theater was filled, and it was evident that the patrons enjoyed the film/story. My kids and I had a lively discussion about the plot on the way home. I knew when I read the usual critic reviews and how they demonized the film that it was probably something I would love, and of course I was right. They're self righteousness and smugness is so comical. My taste are usually the complete opposite of theirs. Make it easy to select which movies to watch.