This was just as good, if not better than the first.
Now I'm not one of those people who thought the first was a great movie. Entertaining and worth watching, but no masterpiece. This one had better acting in the lead role definitely, and the plot was less sluggish and more interesting side characters. Forrester was no Michael Ironside, but he still made an interesting bad guy and kept the general idea of the first movie alive and well.
"I'm so smart, I make smart people feel like they're retarded."