Everything I actually liked about the first one is almost entirely completely stripped away and replaced by a more introverted, awkwardly paced, clumsily written and consequently boring narrative. I'm still going to watch the third and final instalment in the series, but expectations are now much lower.
Better than the first film. The acting is just as good, but with a stronger story that's paced better. The only problem I have that carried over from the first part is the overall by-the-numbers feel of the film. I have to admit though that I had a good time watching the movie. It's a bit shallow in the sense that you don't really feel the emotional and spiritual evolution of the protagonist, but it's entertaining.