10/11/2012 03:39 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Taken 2 -- Go See or Wait for DVD?

We're going to save you $48 this weekend by helping you avoid an "average" movie. Here's how:

Looking for a movie this weekend? You may be tempted to just go see the #1 box office one, 'Taken 2', based on the idea that "it's #1 at the box office, must be good".

Wrong. Don't let the cool poster fool you either:


Let's save you:

$20 movie tickets (two tickets)
$8 popcorn
$14 sodas
$6 gas to and from cinema
$48 total

Using our consensus engine technology we tallied up opinion and over 400,000 data points about 'Taken 2' and here's the consensus:

1) Basically a rehash of the original
2) Plot is thin
3) Fighting scenes are clunky
4) Not believable (story, action, throwing random grenades)
5) Not enough tension
6) Predictable and contrived
7) Nowhere near as good as the original movie ('Taken')

The Web-Wide Consensus Score for Taken 2 is: 2.75 stars of 5.

All of which leads to the conclusion: save your 50 bucks and, if you really are a Liam Neeson fan...
wait for the DVD.

In fact, if you haven't seen the original then rent it instead. The first film, Taken, is Web-Wide Consensus Score of 4 of 5 stars.

Did you see Taken 2, what do you think? Share your comments!