Re: do you think IM2 was better or worse than the original?
I could see why they went that route though. He was dying, he was on a self destructive path, getting a bit too big for his boots by thinking he is the only bad ass in the world. It all makes sense with the context of the story.
The problem was, apart from that scene where he learns about was his dad really thought of him, we didn't really get enough heart and charm from him.