That is an amazing franchise turn-around. Once destined to be nothing more than direct to video sequels, it now pulls in some of the highest grosses of all time.
I don't know why, but I'm not a big fan. I mean I love popcorn action flicks, but this one seems to be lacking something that gives it the "that was good" feeling to me. Afterward I the best I muster up is "Ok, it's over, now I'm 2 hours closer to death."
"I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming because they don't know I'm only using blanks."