Having not seen the first in the series, I can't compare, but as a standalone film it excels. Obviosly the budget couldn't stretch to much after getting the excellent Julian Sands to play Warlock, but the result is impressive nonetheless. A slightly predictable storyline (the ending is written on the video cover) does not let down this masterpiece of cheese-horror. Well wort watching for the cheddar-value, and as David says, excellent one liners. A bargain - I would give it six stars if it were available. The definition of epic 90s horror.