Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/31/08
The first movie focused on one group of characters but this one focused on three (and passed with flying colors). Each group was fascinating because different events are happening around them and each group focuses on one generalized emotion. But when one really looks into it, they're trying to tackle or defeat the same thing. The idea of universality is apparent on this one because the director is so thoughful about camera work and script. The special effects are grander this time around; it's also louder, faster, and more heart-pounding. Although I personally prefer the first one a little bit more, this is nonetheless still a masterpiece. I was so amazed with many scenes, props, costumes, sound effects, etc. so it's hard not to pay attention and appreciate how much effort was put into the film. This picture, like the first one, made me feel grateful that I gave it a second viewing because I didn't like it the first time.