Sometimes if we’re iffy about watching a movie, we head over to CinemaSins and watch their truncated version where they point out all the plot holes, lack of logic, and straight up bullshit. Take “Taken 2” for instance. We saw the first one, we repeat that “I have a very particular set of skills …” line every time we walk into a buffet and, on the whole, think Liam Neeson is a badass. But this just seemed like a retread of the first movie — where were you when we needed you with “The Hangover 2,” CinemaSins?!
And just like that, by watching their breakdown of the movie, not only did we feel like we watched “Taken 2” but we can also smugly pontificate on it at our next garden party. And keep the two hours of our life it otherwise would have stolen.
Incidently, if you are curious about a movie’s quality but don’t want to actually spoil the movie, a good rule of thumb is to look at how long the CinemaSins video for that movie is — the longer the CinemaSins video, the worse and more illogical a movie typically is. At 12+ minutes, you know everything you need to know about “Taken 2.”