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Not as good as the first one
on 24 June 2014
I had high hopes for this film. Especially as I did think the first one was very good. It probably not fair to compare the tow but it is the nature of the beast. In fairness there was a lot more money spent on this film then the first. The first 20 minutes of this film was brilliant. I think this is one of those films that would have benefited from being shorter. I think they knew they had 2 1/2 + hours to fill so they over complicated the plot. On the plus side they did cut down the number of songs and dances to one of each because I think that did suited the film.
I think this whole film could be summed up in line from Shah Rukh Khan which translates to "by the time Don's enemies have made their first move Don is already preparing his last move". The whole film follows this principle everyone is trying to catch Don, but really they are doing just what he wants them to. SRK give a great performance as Don, the only thing I found let this performance down was his tone. I think he put too much drama into each syllable. Sort of like Christian Belle did in the last Batman film. Also I found him referring to himself as "Don" ever sentence annoying on a personal level. Priyanka Chopra, I don't think will be winning any awards for her acting in this film, but both her and SRK really shone in the action scenes. I was very impressed by both. This is what took this form a disappointing film to an ok to good film for me.
An ok or even a good film. Nothing ground breaking; personally I preferred SRK's performance of a cerebral villain in Ram Jaane. This film seem to set the stage of a third installment that everyone keeps talking about.