..........and the but was the major problem because the first movies rating was a 15 and this is a 12A (so kids under 12 can see it but have to be accompanied by an adult), this meant virtually no blood, no sound when necks were twisted the wrong way and their were a few, there was a decent body count as well but it still felt diluted or dumbed down.
The story follows the families of the bad guys from the original movie trying to exact revenge on our hero and his ex-wife (having more marriage problems) and daughter while on holiday in Istanbul, the kidnappings are put in action with Neeson and his ex-wife captured and the daughter on the run, what follows is over the top, a little far fetched but entertaining because Neeson does more of the same again with ruthless efficiency......
.......but the rating issue and subsequent dumbing down of the violence annoyed me but still worth a watch!
A rating system I once heard.....
A 12 certificate : The hero gets the girl.
A 15 certificate: The bad guy gets the girl.
A 18 certificate: Everybody gets the girl.