Intense, but vacant.
If you're nauseated by the embarrassing preamble to this movie, smash the mf red alert button and launch your ejector seat, because there's two more hours of similar missteps lurking behind the title card.
Everything is either over-explored, over-explained, or aggressively heavy handed; almost a perfect counter to the greatest aspects of the previous film.
Emotional scenes were consistently a swing and a miss, Harrelson's villain is laughably contrived, and the plot armor is as impenetrable as 'Rise.'
Sign language taking a back seat in this installment was a huge mistake.
For newcomers, I'd recommend watching only 'Dawn' and skipping the rest of the franchise.