Neeson is back and this time, he's the one in trouble...
26 February 2014
Excerpt: Taken 2 is the slightly unnecessary sequel to the film that saw Liam Neeson stepping forward as an unexpected action hero. As you may recall, in the first film his daughter was taken into a white-slave ring to be sold off as a prostitute whilst on a trip to France. Liam Neeson, her former Special Forces dad, waded in to the rescue and pretty much kicked the ass of anyone who got in his way with explosive consequences.
Excerpt: Having watched Taken earlier in the year, I decided to buy this DVD fr my husband for Christmas. Currently selling for £5 on Amazon with free delivery, I thought it was a reasonable price for a film that was released in September 2012. It was directed by Olivier Megaton and produced by Luc Besson. The film lasts 91 minutes.
Conclusion: don't go into this film expecting the level of suspense or thrills of the first taken.it's not terrible but it's certainly not a a patch on the original.it feels watered down which of course it was
Conclusion: I agree with a lot of the other reviewers, this is a pretty average sequal. I though LN was a bit flat and totally unconvincing but the daughter shone through as did the bad guy. I waited for something to gel and the story to deepen but suddenly the film ended and I felt rather cheated. It is an okay film but nowhere as good as the first Taken, shame!