Pretty much like the first one, what you see is what you get and that is a representation on film of the book.
Well paced, and pretty much what I expected, there was less camera trickery to avoid the violence in this one, but then again the violence was more state oppression type than say Hero Killing... but still.
I did like it but mostly because it is not the book.
If it had attempted to be the book then there was no chance of it being watchable as a film.
However on it's own I had low expectations which it easily exceeded, so ultimately I found myself enjoying it against the bias I had going in.
All good and a bit condensed, some of the dialogue leans towards melodramatic, but such is the blockbuster film and so is telling this story in under two hours.
Low expectations that this film is somehow the worst movie Disney ever made means that you will be surprised to find that it is not. I think Cars 2 was awful and I really disliked it, whereas this I expected to hate but just found myself mildly entertained by it.
The problem with this film is essentially with the reviewers spewing hyperbole. It's an average film with an average cast and an average plot.
It's not good. that doesn't make it bad.