You can't recreate the magic of the original. The original didn't have a lot of plot because it's a love story. This is filled with plot, with good guys and bad guys and guns and pointless kidnapping with some circus routines. All of it very contrived. And they throw in Lou Reed for some random reason. But it was sure nice seeing Nastassja Kinski.
Less poetic, less deep, less magnificent in its cinematography than the previous one. Still an enjoyable ride with a nice message about good and evil in the world. Hard not to be sympathetic with all the mess putted forward by a good heart clumsy angel trying to reach his good deeds.
Not quite Wings of Desire, but still beautiful in it's own right. Nastassja Kinski, Peter Falk, Bruno Ganz, Willem Dafoe, Otto Sander, Mikhail Gorbachev appear and Lou Reed turns up to perform (as Nick Cave did in Wings.) As good a sequel as one could hope for to such an idiosyncratic original.
I found the first half of the film compelling and if not exceeding at least equal to some of the most moving sequences from it's predecessor. By the end the film somewhat gives in to a sillyness that takes away from the poetic pacing of the outset. Still an elegant work of great power.
I’m saddened to see all the low ratings for this poetic, funny and truly beautiful film. I know I’m in the minority with this one but I actually prefer it to Wings of Desire and could easily compile a list of 100 favourite moments. The late Heinz Rühmann gives a wonderful and heart-breaking performance. (5/5)