I'm glad it's nothing like it's predecessor. Who wants the same thing twice ? Instead, it's more like the wuxia movies of old, where strangers, with their unique skills, fight to defeat evil forces out of a sense of righteousness. As usual, Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh shine like the mega stars they are - after all, they're the real deal kung-fu masters. Harry Shum Jr surprisingly, breaks out of his Glee fame, and adds a much needed cheek to the otherwise very serious tone of the movie. A must-see for all wuxia fans.