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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:
Luke Grimes, Liam Neeson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes
Starring Luke Grimes, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia
Director Oliver Megaton, Olivier Megaton
Genres Drama
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 5 April 2013
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, Italian
Subtitles Spanish, Italian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes
Starring Luke Grimes, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia
Director Oliver Megaton, Olivier Megaton
Genres Drama
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 5 April 2013
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese
Subtitles Greek, Swedish, German, Icelandic, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Hungarian
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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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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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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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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Format: DVD
Three stars for Liam Neeson, as he is a very good actor, but if you have seen the first this is very much the same, only much more tame as it has a lower certificate rating, to get more people to see it, so far less violence, although it has it moments.

Stripped back from the violence and tension of the first film, this plays like a second rate Bourne movie, yes there are fights and explosions, a couple of good car stunts, but this really feels like all involved were just doing it for the pay cheque, and not to advance the film series to anything more or different, in the action/spy genre.

This time Liam gets 'Taken' by the villains from the first films family and underworld thugs.

Not long after he escapes, and proceeds to kick the bad guys into touch, using his gun and fighting skills. Thats it in nutshell, not much emotion or even plot detail (which the first managed to pull off very well on both counts) and not much in terms of original action or filming techniques.

By no means a bad film, it is entertaining, but a very weak sequel to a very good first outing, worth a watch but a real sell out, and fans of the original may feel cheated.
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Format: Blu-ray
Based on the screen appeal of Liam Neeson and the sex slave trade in Eastern Europe, we give you "Taken 2." In Eastern Europe the action takes place shorty after Bryan Mills (Liam) went "walking tall" all over them to save his daughter in the first feature. They are burying their dead and vow revenge. Yes, slave traders love their children too. In the US, the action takes place at some time in the future from the first film. Liam's ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) is now separated from her husband and daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) with whom Bryan has built a solid relationship by rescuing her from slave traders, is slightly ungrateful as she would now rather spend time with her boyfriend Jamie (Luke Grimes) then let dad give her much needed driving lessons.

In order to make it easy on the script writers, Bryan and family travel to Istanbul. In spite of Liam's alertness, savvy, and being a lean mean fighting machine, his ex-wife is not and they are "taken" because "Kidnapped" has been used as too many film titles. Armed with a cell phone with a Turkish SIM card, a shoe lace, and some government issue grenades, Kim goes McGyver on them to save the family.

Definitely lacks the intensity of the first film. Okay as a rental.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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