i agree, i didn't even finished watching the first one, just the first couple ep. and gave up. the second one seems a bit better, i am not happy with the dream scene, the 3d effects are not very believable.
I think both of them are good, may be it's not the right timing when you watch the first one and you not pay much interest to it that's why it constitutes this feeling. Personally, i think both of them are awesome.