I really like this movie. It is a little more violent than the first, but it continues with the theme (for the most part) that anyone who dies either deserved it, wasn't a major character, or died heroically so you're not sad. I think the introduction of new dinosaur species was amazing. There are also some excellent and at times hilarious sequences involving a large carnivore loose on the mainland. There is one major plothole, however, so be warned that the story is not as seamless and believable as the first one. There is more dino action! And it's awesome!