Solid continuation that I certainly enjoy, but doesn't quiiiite hit the simpler heights of the original. Krasinski continues to deliver the goods on suspense and Simmonds and Murphy shine together.
With the expansion of ‘Part II', there's a central sequence that undercuts the suspense by fast-cutting between a scene on a dock and a scene in a bunker. A bit of the brilliant tension of the original is lost by diluting the claustrophobia and immediacy of the set pieces - and thus the sense of feeling agonizingly "trapped" in the moment with the protagonists.
The too-short third act does the build of this thrilling story a disservice. While ‘Part II' could've chosen a slightly narrower lane rather than expand its world all at once (I felt that time with both Scoot's and Djimon's crews got cut), what works still works damn well, and these are still the best character-driven invasion films since ‘Signs'.