As in their previous collaboration, 2011’s Unknown, Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra effectively set up intrigue, mystery, and tremendous tension in the early going of Non-Stop. But the film’s methodical pace and emphasis on suspense rather than action will probably prove unsatisfying to viewers hoping for a Taken-like experience.
The LEGO® Movie is credited to four writers, and it feels like it. Plus, it commits the unforgivable sin as far as films geared toward younger audiences: It’s slow to the point of potentially boring the kids.
Unlike its predecessor, “Taken 2” is unable to overcome its numerous cliches, leaps of logic, and inherent silliness, despite the best efforts of the still super-cool Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills.