Haven't watched the original one, yet, but whats worth mentioning is that three of my friends say that this one is tons better than the first one, and more often than not, I tend to agree with their judgment on movies.
Violent, unforgettable, amazing, colorful, chaotic, and filled with one of the best performances of the year
The movie sets out to achieve one thing and it does so beautifully. Especially appreciated that Karl Urban played it completely straight and there weren't any attempts of characterization (we got that with the rookie). Really, really loved this one, hope it does well with home media and they make more.
It had a lot of hype to live up to for SciFi fans who were brought up with the comics but unfortunately the poor script and mediocre acting by some characters let it down massively.The 3D version in my opinion lacked any real punch worth the special effect and extra capital, it could have been better spent on the film as a whole.