Saturday, October 27, 2012
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedzija, Leland Orser
The first Taken caught eveyone by surprise back in 2008 and especially Neeson himself who in an interview revealed that he thought the film would end up going straight to video. The sequel feels a bit forced at times thanks to over editing but ultimately conquers the odds against it. This time it's not Neeson's daughter who gets kidnapped but the man himself by the relatives of the criminals he iced the first time around. It would be folish to expect anything deep and meaningful from Taken 2 but I'd say that everyone who's seen the original and wants to check out the sequel is very aware of this going in. It is a solid sequel because the one thing that made Taken such a joy was Neeson's unforgiving "set of skills" and they have not faded to the second installment and neither has the man himself.
Taken 2 at IMDb