Taken 2, Film Reivew
The tables have been turned for Bryan Mills (Liam Nesson) in Taken 2.
This time it is Mills who is taken and it is up to his daughter (Maggie Grace) to rescue him.
The film starts just after the events of the first film with the funerals of the Albanian mobsters killed by Bryan Mills. The leader of the gang and father of Marko (whom Bryan had killed by electrocution) vows to capture Bryan, bring him to the graves and avenge their loved ones.
Mill ex-wife (Famke Janssen) is having marital problems and surprises him by joining him in Istanbul, Turkey, where he has just finished a three-day security job.
The next day Mills and his ex-wife head out to have lunch, while their daughter stays at the hotel to enjoy the pool. It is at this moment that Mills and his Ex-wife get taken, Mills is able to warn his daughter who managers to escape.
Once she is safe Mills guide her to where he is being held and help him and his ex-wife to escape.
At this point it Mills turn to turn on the Gangster for Revenge.
Taken 2 is a fun movie and easy to watch though the violence has been toned down from this film so the rating can be dropped from a 15 to a PG-13, which is a great shame as it lose a lot of what made the first film so good.
Luc Besson (Leon) has written far better films in the past, but this is still a fun film to watch and does not require too much thinking.
The first film showed that Liam Neeson can be a good action hero and this film carries that on.
All in all if you have seen the first film then it worth watching, but if you have not then I say don’t watch this until you have seen it as most of the story revolves around the event that happened in that.
I give this film a 2.5 out 5
Kim: Don’t shoot this one. I really like him.