We had both loved the movie Taken which was released a couple of years ago. We had no expectations for the first one and walked out clearly "taken" with Taken.
Taken 2 was very good. I don't know whether it was as good as the first one because we had set our expectations so high for the sequel. The storyline was very good, lots of suspense, and a few unbelievable chases via foot and car. The most implausible car chase happened while his daughter was behind the wheel. Hate to brag but the only teen I know who can drive like that is my #1!
In Taken 2, Liam Neeson's character is a lot more dimensional. By that I mean he showed his vulnerable side as well as his tough side. Neeson possesses all the ingredients that it takes to be a big screen matinee idol. One minute he is beating his enemies to a pulp and the next he is looking lovingly at his ex-wife and picking up his daughter to teach her how to parallel park.
After the movie, the Mister and I tried a new restaurant that just opened in Allen. Kim of The Good Stuff Rocks had just been there and said it was good.