The violence is neutered, the story ridiculous and the action pretty dull. Not even Liam Neeson’s later years badassery can save this turd. It could be argued that despite being rubbish Taken 2 ties up the story of the original. The third entry just wants your money and doesn’t care that it’s trading off former glories.
It boils down to this; Taken is a one film trilogy. Because they’re just taken the piss now.