Personally, I preferred this to the first installment. Seeing these two once young lovers fractured by age is both heartbreaking and relatable. Because of this gulf, we are treated to seeing them fall in love all over again. And in Paris! I mean, what can go wrong?
Of course this isn't to say that their conversations are monotonous. They twist and curl around each others sentences, each pushing deeper into the others brain. You can see in both performances that wonderment and curiousity incites every movement.
I have yet to see the third installment in the trilogy, but I anticipate some sort of fallout or tragedy. So for now, I will keep the memory of both Vienna and Paris in my heart with as much value as both Jesse and Celine.