I don't think this film was quite as strong as the first, overall, somehow. I mean, I filled in a lot of the pieces mentally simply because I'm enough of an HP fan to know the continuity and storyline quite well...I don't think it would've hung together quite as well for anyone who hasn't read the book. Still very enjoyable. :)
What's perhaps more disturbing is that I was rooting for the Slytherin Quidditch team during the obligatory Quidditch match. And I watched scenes with Draco and could tell what was going through his head. I've been playing him for 9 months, and I think I constructed a little mental 'sodding Slytherin git' model in my head. Yeep!
Ah, well. If you like HP and haven't seen the movie yet, go do so.
And as a bonus, if you go to a good theater, they're showing the extended Two Towers trailer before it in a lot of places. Mmmm...Legolas...