The first Fred movie ws utter crap - by definition. Lame plot - lame jokes - lame camoes - lame acting - lame special affects - lame script. so that movie was...... with for it - LAME. that said, this movie, while better, still is kinda lame. honestly, the ending is very enjoyable, and the plot does have some good points. that said, as a movie, it's very bad. Miechal Bay's movies have more entertainment than this failede flick. compared to the first one, it's watchable. compared to what the standards of a good film is, it still is garbage.