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Re: The weakest aspect of this movie...

I thought the way they did it was very tongue-in-cheek. I haven't seen the original, but I could tell that it was self aware in having this reference to the first movie. Kind of like how there were many scenes shot in 'Chinatown'. It was just paying homage.

Re: The weakest aspect of this movie...

They don't really have that effect. The fighting scenes in the original are memorable. Especially that corridor fighting scene, it's just made so awesome and great looking in the original, that it's really hard to come up with a better scene.
It's like trying to mimic the last shooting from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Unless you are doing a parody, where you can be all tongue-in-cheek, I don't see why would you feel the need to remake such a perfect scene.

As the OP said, I would have preferred for it to be more original. Make some awesome gun scenes, I don't know, something that might stand up on its own. By copying the original scenes, the people that saw the original are like "hey, that was much better over there".

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