Ok, I read the book recently, and the first thing that I noticed is that they changed the approach, just like the first one, they cut some scenes, but the reference is still there. I liked this movie, because it's still has the references and has a better story. The character have a better story line, the relationship between Rodrick and Greg fells more real. I really like how they introduce Rodrick in this movie, not a villain, nor a hero, just a teenager, but not like those in the cartoons, on the talent show I wasn't expecting that, I really felt bad for him. And being an older brother myself, there are a lot of things I can relate to. So this is a good movie, better than the first one. I think Disney is on the right track with this one.