Movie Review: Taken 2

I’ve noticed something with Luc Besson films the second one isn’t usually as good as the first one.  A classic example is the Transporter films.  The first one was a rollercoster ride of choreographed violence.  Taken 1 had this same ballet of violence.  Taken 2 not so much.
Frankly there wasn’t the tension as there was in the first film.  In the first film there was a time limit that the Liam Neeson was playing to, if his daughter wasn’t found by X then she would never be found again.   Not so much here while there was pressure to help his wife there wasn’t the pressure that came from knowing that in a short time he would never see her again.
I’m giving this two and half stars out of five.