Not sure what happened to Keanu Reeves character in the story, but it's pretty clear that they wanted to build the franchise around Sandra Bullock. With that being said, the hero role just wasn't there. It felt like a senseless comedy movie, rather than a serious action drama. In that regards, the comedy parts were good, and if you're hoping for this to be a good action movie you might be disappointing. William Da Foe' is still one of my all time favorite actors in the movie and was funny to watch him act on screen. As a villain, he seemed like a small timer, not a professional smooth criminal like Dennis Hopper in the first movie. Overall, first one was better, this was worth me watching it only once for the first time. LOL, check out the high- tech IBM laptop computer that William Da Foe' uses to high jack the ship!