Written September 20, 2014
WAAAYY better than the first one. This movie doesn’t take itself seriously and the actions scenes did not have so many camera tricks that it confuses you.
To bad this was not to worthy for 3D (I don’t know why all these companies film everything in 2D, then spend extra time and money to convert it back to 3D).
Character acting was just fine for this type of movie. Only a few stupid (one REALLY stupid) scene but the action makes up for it.
One more thing, action movies as long as this one tend to really feel long but this one didn’t because everything was satisfying (except for that one stupid scene).
7/10 (save your money and don’t go for 3D, or go all out and see it in AVX)
Written September 03, 2014
Took my teen boys and a good time was had by all. Loved the first one. Second was good and like some of the new Joe's.
Written September 23, 2014
The best thing about this movie: Every scene with Bruce Willis in it. The sword fighting scenes are also pretty good, particularly the one on the side of the cliff.
Everything else was kind of meh. Seeing futuristic helicopters and stuff was neat but not exceptional. Maybe I've seen too many action movies, but there wasn't as much "omg that was awesome!" as I was hoping for.
All the good guy characters are new and weren't in the first movie, which I didn't like either, the exception being the guy that you never see his face and he doesn't talk (Snake Eyes). I'm all for new characters, but what about the old? Sheesh. That said, the new characters did very well and were fun to watch interact.
There was one thing I really didn't like, though. In 3D, they kept throwing things directly at you instead of just slightly past you, very annoying.
If you liked the first movie you'll probably like this one, but don't expect miracles. It's not bad, but it's not great either.
Written March 30, 2013
The 3D is a little off and some of the action sequences were unexplained or perhaps unexplainable. Very poor job at letting the viewer in on locations and the only character you actually develop a connection with, is not very relevant to the story, if you can call it that.
My assumption is that the editors screwed the pooch on this one. A lot of action sequences, but the story was either not very well created or not shared with the viewer at all.
However, in the end, the action sequences were really good, especially when it involved the ninjas.
For my money, it was a decent movie, but definitely not the best we've seen, or come to expect, from The Rock or Bruce Willis.
Written July 30, 2014
Action movies by their nature are predicable but this one was simply dull. The story was interesting but was poorly put together and poorly executed. The cast fit together well enough but the effort put forth was half-hearted.
My advice is saved your money.