I loved Taken, the first movie, and all the action that went with it. The scenes of Europe were exciting and so was the thought of the daughter going to Paris with a friend. Taken 2 has some of the same excitement and a lot more. However, something is lacking. The cast was incredible. I thought the acting was very good. Therefore, it must be the plot. It's worth seeing though. This is why it is in the top 5.