Unlike other sequel films, this one can pretty much stand alone. You don't necessarily have to have seen the first one to get the grasp of it. This is a BIG film. It's big on the screen, and even bigger in 3D. Far from being predictable, this film is enjoyable. Am I the only one that felt like it reminded me of a video game? With all the things to be collected and monsters to beat in order to continue? Just me? Okay. Either way it's a film you don't want to miss this holiday season.