Better than the first! It gets into the scares much faster than the original, but never loses track of the story or characters. It is drastically more scary than the first. It's a non-stop roller-coaster. Very fun, intense, terrifying, creepy, great acting, great directing, great story, and the end it brilliant. This movie deserves no less than a 80% rating. I usually can understand where the critics are coming from, but not this time. This was an excellent film! Do yourself a favor and go watch it.