Hey...who knows, you might love it! I dunno, maybe it had to do with the fact that I literally started watching it after having finished the first...and the differences were glaring.
Norman Reedus' accent got worse (didn't think that was possible), clifton collins jr's character is absolute ****, the new detective they bring in to replace Defoe tries WAAAAAAAAY to hard, and the three cops from the first one all decided that they would make this movie their shot at oscar nominations. The overacting is atrocious, the plot was written (seemingly) by a 16 year old french canadian doing his best Cannes indy-short film-wannabe impression, the lines are forced and unwitty....about the only saving grace is some action. But, like I said, not enough to keep me interested.
I dunno, you might have better luck if you hadn't seen the original in a while