One has to see this movie as what it is: the middle part of a trilogy and more or less a bridge to the big events... And as such it works, even if the storyline is not the strongest one in this one. But still its charming and playful, even spiritual. Its just a shame that Besson did not take care enough, if this movie could stand alone, which obviously: it cant! I think a good "bridge" between the beginning and the end of a great tale has still to be good enough in its own right, to please you. And here "Arthur 2" weakens, but is still more entertaining and funnier than some of the stuff coming out of the US movie factories... It got heart and soul and a message. And yes: I look forward for part 3!