We were introduced to a portion of this story a few years ago. In doing so, the final result left the viewers with more questions than answers. This second (2nd) installment to the story is both a prequel and a sequel to the original. That being said, in attempting this rare feat, it manages to deliver different layers of complexity through the story. Saying that, the direction in which it goes is less than the original. Instead of simply being a pre/sequel to the first... This feels much more like The Lord of The Rings meets Golden Compass. Now that reference probably doesn't make much sense without context but once you begin to get caught up in this retelling, it'll all fall together. I wasn't sure how to approach this without giving too much of the story away, and the best approach is the way I have here. Giving too many details away will surely spoil the surprises that await you on the big screen. If you've watched the first, this will answer a lot of questions (while creating more). Just in case you've never seen the first one, this one has more than enough to keep you entertained throughout (again with the questions that will make you want to see the first). It's nowhere near a classic in the making but it is a creative and beautifully told tale that will surely entertain all that choose to participate.