I loved the original Taken and thought it was an excellent thriller. Before seeing Taken 2, I recognized that it was another Hollywood ripoff sequel, so went in with suitably low expectations. Thanks mainly to the presence of the always excellent Liam Neeson, a solid supporting cast , and a runtime of a laudably short 92 minutes, I was reasonably well entertained. For those of us who had seen the first Taken, the proceedings were entirely predictable and generated not the slightest sense of dread. Nevertheless, I didn't think my time was entirely wasted. If you liked Taken, then give Taken 2 a shot. 6 Stars out of 10.