I remember watching the original 101 Dalmatians movie waaaay back, and it was great. The dog without spots, the typical outcast story as seen from a new angle, with feel-good humor, drama, tension, and of course with all Disney stories an ending that was... well you know how they are. :P
102 Dalmatians just wasn't the same thing. Graphically it's definitely an improvement, but as with most sequels, somehow the mystery from the original is gone - and the story isn't as well-thought-out. Or maybe it's just too well-thought-out, it has too much going on, and following the red line is harder than it used to or should be.
It did have a much more light-hearted approach, and yet it's much more exaggerated and over the top. It's a fun watch but... somehow it doesn't feel like it'll make classic. Wonder if they planned a 103... this year would've been perfect for it!
rated 3/5: not bad