The second film is somewhat lighter than the first, as Singer seems to be having more fun with it. Nightcrawler is a very interesting addition to the cast. It's worth noting that Anna Paquin had entirely abandoned her attempts at a Southern accent by this point... probably for the best. If the first movie was a little slow, this one almost goes too far in the opposite direction, including a "climax" that lasts for about 40 minutes. Exhilirating, yes, but also a bit tiring.