A sequel was expected and that is what happened. The first one was quite family-friendly and energetic whereas this one was kinda weak but nevertheless remained entertaining. The storyline was fine, quite clever and the inclusion of Helen Mirren was a good move. But however, Ed Harris was a talent underused. He plays one of those villains who have a change of heart by the end of the film but even then could not bring the depth and understanding as Sean Bean had done in the previous film. Ed Harris plays your average typical villain and the character was nothing new or different. Shame really, as seeing it's ED HARRIS!
Anyway, it has one of my favourite car chase scene and although it may look kinda impossible, it was still entertaining. All in all, another reason for you to grump over how bad the film series is and how bad Nic Cage is but me, being a somewhat fan of the series, quite liked it... *just don't punch me in the face*