Not quite as fresh and new and unexpected as the first movie because we are now familiar with the world. I was sort of expecting the typical run from the authorities, find allies and build your army type film which in one sense it was, however there is this twist in the plot that opens lots of possibilities for the third movie. The effects where spectacular. Enjoyable film, OK for young teens, adults will enjoy, good for moms & daughters or dads & daughters. No blood and guts gore fests, no bad language, no nudity although some it is implied, one mild sex scene. Critics don't like it but the audience does.