The New York Times has a negative review. Rolling Stone says, "Hell, we're all confused. If you want to enjoy even a few minutes of this sorry-ass sequel, it's best not to think."
Variety calls it "scattershot but frequently spectacular". Empire Online concludes, "As spectacular as you’d hope from a sequel to the 1996 planet-toaster, and as amusingly cheesy. You’ll enjoy yourself enough that you won’t even miss Will Smith." Time says it's boring.
Roger Ebert's site gives it 1.5 stars and says, "It’s not completely terrible... It’s just dull and hollow". Rotten Tomatoes has an aggregate score of 30%.