If you have a hero with some astounding quality that makes him unique (in this case, a comic-book-super-heroic level of education), don't trump him by bringing in a supporting character who trumps his astounding quality and makes him look like a doof. You do need exceptional people for this sort of story, yes, but make them exceptional in some other field.
Also, the villains who discover a secret hidden treasure chamber and have somehow recognized a working death trap and decided it would be "more fun" than just shooting them? Not cute or clever.
I'm kinda disappointed. The first one worked so well, but the second was boring.