Taken 2 2012

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Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

Starring:
Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson, Luke Grimes, Rade Sherbedgia
Director Olivier Megaton, Oliver Megaton
Genres Drama
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 5 April 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson, Luke Grimes, Rade Sherbedgia
Director Olivier Megaton, Oliver Megaton
Genres Drama
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 5 April 2013
Main languages English

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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171 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Family Man on 24 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
I've put off watching this film for a while now as I've heard so many bad things about it but I knew I'd get round to it eventually. To be honest after watching it I have no idea what people were looking for.

It was never going to be as good as Taken due to the fact we have seen his fighting skills, we know his other abilities, we know how hard he is and that he won't quit, we know that the bad guys are only there for him to work his way through and we know everything will be peachy in the end. All that really left for Taken 2 was them to make another action movie with the same cast.

Personally I felt the storyline was good, plenty of action and the same cast. It was definitely better than people made it out to be but as expected it wasn't as good as Taken and I never expected this to be one of the very few movies where the sequel was better than the first one.

I've read reviews on here from would be movie directors who sit around and dissect movies. Being honest I prefer reading so if I sit back and watch a movie I generally want to turn my brain off and just enjoy what's going on. I thoroughly enjoyed Taken 2 and have no complaints. I'm only deducting 1 star as it wasn't as good as the first one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 19 Feb. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Films that don't need or can't realistically accommodate a sequel are hashed out all the time, and Taken is no exception. The film reinvented Liam Neeson as a late-in-life action hero (despite having a few successful action films earlier in his career) and was a surprise hit at the box office thanks to its neutered PG-13 rating. A harder cut surfaced on Blu-ray, and the famous monologue of Neeson threatening the kidnappers on the phone entered pop culture, giving the studio hope that a sequel would do big business. The gamble worked, and the sequel took more money than the first. Is it any good? I expected the worst, but I actually prefer this movie to the first.

Made four years later, but set unspecified years later, Bryan Mills and infantile daughter Kim are still getting over their disastrous trip to Paris (where you are guaranteed to to be kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery, so don't even think about it). Former-bitch former-wife Lenore is now back in love with Bryan and surprises him on his last day of a Istanbul assignment by showing up at the hotel. New trip, new disaster. Will the Mills family ever learn to stay at home in America where nothing ever bad ever happened to anyone?

The daddy of the evil kidnapper in the first movie has somehow managed to find Mills and has an army of lowlifes (all of them dressing in dirty 1980s clothes that seemed to have washed-up in a lost container on a Yugoslavian beach some time in 1991) willing to sacrifice their existence for the most arbitrary of reasons (untaxed pay and the boss' approval). Mills and wife are quickly kidnapped and it's up to Kim to rescue them and let him loose to kill, kill, kill the evil foreign men.

I found this film to be more exciting and the danger was ramped-up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Feb. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
**** slight spoilers ****

I thoroughly enjoyed the original Taken and was hoping for more of the same. Does this deliver the goods? Well just about, if I'm being generous.

There's plenty of fisticuffs, guns blazing, a breakneck car chase (more on that later) and a very high body count. Neeson portrays the incongruous persona of loving family man and yet ultra hard-guy pretty convincingly. So where do the problems lie? Mainly with Luc Besson's implausible and, on occasion just plain daft, script.

The baddies put a huge effort into capturing Neeson and threaten our hero with a long and painful death - and yet leave him alone to make phone calls and so inexpertly tied up that a couple of minutes scraping and he's free again. His daughter hasn't even passed her driving test, but can lead the cops and gangsters in a high-speed car chase through the streets of Istanbul that would make The Stig gulp in disbelief. The triangulation via grenade-tossing stretched my credulity too far as well.

Oh and the theatrical version is censored to a ridiculous degree, making much of the action seem disjointed and lacking in context. Picture quality and audio are everything you'd expect from a blu-ray though.

So 3 stars for the "extreme" extended cut, which provides competent leave-your-brain-at-home thrills, but only 2 stars for the watered-down theatrical version.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Happy chap on 24 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Didn't like the start of the movie the loud dramatic music was off putting but stick with it as its good plenty of action, a bit Steven Seagal style of fighting but its decent.One or two silly moments but overall good recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. R. BUXTON on 28 Jun. 2015
Format: DVD
Oh no, what happened? The original Taken was a masterpiece in making a lean, adrenaline-fuelled thriller with a plausible feel and 3D characters, so how did the sequel descend to this?

Neeson's helpless daughter locating Daddy by using grenades down-wind, Neeson being tied up for a horrible death but left to make phone calls and cut himself free, ridiculous car chases when the heroes' seemingly-battered taxi (now driven by Neeson's daughter, who's suddenly developed the skills to be a stunt driver despite not being able to drive) mysteriously ends up looking brand new later on (anyone'd think that more than one got used during that sequence), and the authorities doing nothing to Neeson subsequently despite him single-handedly causing the destruction of virtually every police car in the city and demolishing the US Embassy in trying to get to safety behind their defences (!?)

Then you've got a two-dimensional bad guy who seems to have no personality other than the desire for revenge, and the henchmen letting Bryan (at gunpoint) ring his daughter to gruffly announce "Your mother and I are about to be taken" in a reversal of the first film so she can come and rescue them? No no no, Liam, it won't do - and I'm approaching Taken 3 with trepidation.
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