One Minute Movie Review: ‘Taken 2’

"Taken 2" is a fast-paced, high-octane action movie that puts Irish actor Liam Neeson in the ranks of today's formidable action stars.


Main Cast: Famke Janssen, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace
Supporting Cast: Rade Sherbedgia, Luke Grimes
Director: Olivier Megaton
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released by: Warner Bros. Pictures
MTRCB Rating: PG-13

Movie Info: Former government agent Bryan Mills has retired and attempts to reassemble his old life, after years of overseas employment have left him estranged from his teenage daughter. But when she is kidnapped while in Europe, Bryan must revert to his old skill set to rescue her before she disappears forever. –20th Century Fox

The Positive: “Taken 2” could have been one of the year’s most heart-pounding action flicks but all of its elements are similar to the original movie so if you haven’t seen “Taken” (2008), you’ll be thrilled with the sense of surprise it has to offer.

Like a roller coaster ride, it’s a little slow in the beginning but once Neeson and his family arrives in Istanbul, you will love the momentum and you’ll notice that time will just fly by.

The Negative: The script puts its attention to the car chases and fight scenes and not to detail. And like what I’ve said, it’s pretty much similar to the original.

Memorable Line: “When a dog has a bone the last thing you want to do is take it from him.”




“Taken 2” Trailer:

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