I agree. It's not always a good idea to make a sequel. Especially when there was so many great actors in the first movie and... well they can't really be part of it anymore.
I'm more excited about the sequel of TDVC...
And sure, they did ruin the ending for people who never saw the movie in the first place.
But it's worth watching anyway. It's kind of a masteriece, and definitely one of Tom's best performances ever.
Without forgetting of course, one of the last (and amazing) performances of Paul Newman.