I saw the first 15 minutes of the first one and felt that was 15 minutes more than it deserved. Could be great, but my first impression wasn't enough to get me to stay with it.
It definitely has fans. The only reason I saw part of the first one was that I was over at a friend's house and they said "you have to see this". After 15 minutes I said I don't need to see anymore and went outside to play with the kids.