I’m going to give this one another chance. My extreme excitement for this sequel (to one of my fav action/revenge movies ever!) may have tarnished my first viewing of it. Now don’t get me wrong, by no means was I expecting it to be a ‘Citizen Kane’. I fully believe if you buy a ticket to ‘Taken 2’ you have no right to complain about substance and realism. I crave the absurd action! My only beef wa
s they missed the spark that made the first one Epic! The energy that led you to root for the protagonist to lay to waste everyone in his path. I’m also not a fan of the over stylized quick cuts during action scenes that make it hard to see much of what’s happening. I enjoyed it. (mainly ’cause I will always like watching Neeson Kick Ass) but I’d be lying if I said it lives up to the original.