I'm glad I read all the bad reviews of this film before seeing it, as I had very low expectations and was consequently pleasantly surprised. Like others, I loved the original and this is certainly not as good a film as that. However it looks fantastic - the camera work and the stunts are wicked. It certainly has a rather cheesier plot, and bits of it get pretty contrived, but that's in comparison to the original. If you watched this one first, I reckon you'd have a hard time not enjoying it. Of course it's not a highbrow arthouse movie, but the two leads are on fine form again and if you accept it as merely an entertaining and diverting couple of hours' fun, you won't be disappointed. High octane fun with some spectacular moments.