I first saw this movie some years ago, and remember liking it then. No such luck this time.
It has a ton more characters, but most of them are quickly disposed. And while it's fun to have more deaths, we're not really following anyone or anything. We know who Damien is, but we don't really spend time seeing him become that. There are also many scenes involving the purchase of land, which are not very interesting. It's a dull slog.