Distinctly less gripping than it's predecessor. Roth has, quite literally, regurgitated the same format as the first film. This offers nothing new and is very, very dull. This could have been a fun opportunity to expand on the origins of the bloodhound group or provide some sort of fleshed narrative whereby we learn why someone might want to pay a price to be able to kill a person. There was room for psychology, debate, real meaty discussion. Instead, this was a carbon copy of the first film and bored me. Stop relying on gore to move films forward. The most horrifying parts of any and all films are the things we think, and feel but don't have to necessarily always see.