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Plot: Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent, stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. The father of one of the kidnappers has sworn revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. Bryan enlists his daughter to help them escape. Runtime: 91 mins Release Date: 04 Oct 2012
LOVED IT, best thriller since the first TAKEN (by phd_travel)
This movie succeeds both as a sequel and as an action movie on it's own. It helps to be familiar with the first Taken remember "Listen very carefully" but even if you aren't you'll still enjoy it. Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen are taken in Istanbul and Maggie Grace steps up to help rescue them. There are so many things that are good about this action thriller: 1. Makes good use of Maggie Grace - liked her part and the father daughter co-operation.2. It relies on Liam's ingenuity finding locations in a Mission Impossible way using his "set of skills".3. <more>
Builds on the story of my favorite bad guys "Marco from Tropoja". I'm afraid it isn't too flattering to Albanians but it kind of does put the country on the map. 4. Great use of Istanbul rooftops and streets for pursuit and car chases.5. The fight sequences for Liam Neeson and the kidnappers is varied but not graphically violent. It shows good action is based on co-ordination, choreography and originality not gore. There isn't much profanity too so it's actually more family friendly than many other thrillers.6. Some unexpected humor. You'll see. Forget the bad reviews - what haters! If you are a fan of other Luc Besson movies you'll love this one.
This film was fantastic. I loved the first film and it was a surprise breakout hit of the year. So when I heard a sequel was coming, I was there for the first showing in my local cinema. As a sequel - it did have a problem of trying to put these ordinary characters into an impossible situation yet again. The first time you could imagine the circumstances behind the kidnapping and relate to the idea that this happens in the real world and it was spot-lighting a true tragedy in the world today. As a sequel, it couldn't repeat any of that without it looking copied or forced into the plot. <more>
The writers had to find a way of bringing the same cast back while tying it into the events of the last film somehow. While they did this superbly, it has to be said that the 'this might happen to your daughter' angle that the first film gave is not present in this film. This is more of an action driven showcase which is about the world these characters have created for themselves, not one they have been thrust into. I was fine with this as it's a sequel - but some of the other reviewers on this site appear to have wanted a complete remake of the original - which this is most definitely not. It takes the elements that made the original outstanding and tries to build something new with them - which I applaud tremendously. The use of intelligent spy work is still present. The mixed fighting styles, gun fights, car chases etc all still there making this a great film. The only thing really missing was the tying up of the mum / dad getting back together storyline that they started at the beginning but abandoned when it could have been acknowledged with a simply kiss at the very end of the film. Because the first film showed us a new form of crime on the big screen that had not been explored before, and a whole criminal empire with a brand new action super spy to play with, it will forever be the best in the series - no matter how many sequels they make. But this film stands firmly up there with it as one of the best films of its year and you can be sure I will be first in line for the third film also when they undoubtedly make that also.This film is already in my top 10 of favourite films of all time and I thank everyone who had a hand in making it a success.
Perfect film! I was hooked from start to finish. I hadn't seen the first Taken film but that didn't ruin the experience. It was easy to understand from the start. Bryan is extremely clever. He doesn't need all the gadgets and gizmos that other action heroes need. Yeah he has guns but not fancy ones made especially for his palm print and all that. More than anything he needs his brain and he uses it well. I want this on DVD because it was exciting, different and cleverly written. I'm officially a big Taken fan! The film was perfect! I can't fault it in any way. It is <more>
something I would happily watch again and again. I'm not surprise it's been sold out at my local cinema for a few weeks. It's 10/10!!
A Sequel to the 2008 smash hit Taken, 'Taken 2' brings the eternal Bad-Ass Liam Neeson back in action! He's as good as ever & the gripping treatment only adds to the sequel's advantage. 'Taken 2' Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.'Taken 2' is entertaining & interesting. Like the prequel, the sequel has an engaging first & second hour. Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen's Screenplay progresses super-fast & its undeniably <more>
entertaining. Olivier Megaton's Direction is stylish. Cinematography is excellent. Editing is fair. Action-Sequences are outstanding. Liam Neeson returns as CIA operative Bryan Mills & he's such a Bad-Ass. His performance is intense & watching him kicking butt is truly cheerful. The Legendary Star/Actor is the biggest merit of 'Taken 2', he owns the film, thanks to his never-ending charisma & charm. On the whole, 'Taken 2' is simply hardcore.
Action as promised. Nothing more. Nothing less. (by pariah01)
Being a big fan of the first film, I rushed to see the sequel right away. I was a tad worried that it didn't have the same director as the first film, but I'm relieved to see that its a sequel worthy, albeit slightly inferior, to its predecessor.Borrowing from the format established in the first film, Mills attempts to live an ideal family lifestyle that's apparently still picking up the pieces since the incident in the first film. However, as they all labor to heal, the relative stability is compromised by a combination of his job and a vengeful group of Albanian criminals. What <more>
follows is a very entertaining exhibition of Mills' "skills" throughout a lower class portion of Istanbul.What makes this film slightly weaker than the first film however, is an underdeveloped, if less profound enemy the conflict with which is marred by a frustratingly shifty camera. The first film not only highlighted the bad-assity and heartening fatherly instinct of Bryan Mills, but also served to expose some of the criminal and multicultural problems that are very real throughout Paris and, in fact, all of Europe. Slave trade in and from the west is prevalent and not often spoken of. The fact that Taken was willing to tackle the subject, as well as the controversies that surround it, made the film especially deep, if peripherally so. Between an intruding group of Albanian criminals with misogynistic cultural values and a callous "business" man protected by corrupt and apathetic law enforcement, the first film ran the full gamut of the problems involved in combating slave trade in Europe. What's more, it gave the audience a stake in the conflict: this time around, with the disgusting enterprise having affected an American family from a less tumultuous culture, people start caring a lot more. Complementing this message was a shameless display of masterful detective work, profiling, and well choreographed chases and fight scenes.Taken 2, by comparison, feels slightly more myopic, if not watered down on exactly what the conflict is and what causes it. With the antagonists of the film being blood-related to the antagonists of the first film, this story is clearly compounding the precipitating aspect of the multiple sources of conflict from the original movie: Albanian slave traders. While it's not clear that the Albanian relatives are slave-traders in kind, they clearly share the same cultural origins--which are pointedly Islamic. As such, with the exception of a few corrupt officials here and there, this film tends to concentrate on the runners of organized crime rather than the overseers who were given some more emphasis in the first film. With the scope being so narrow, there's less aspects of their criminal behavior covered, and thus an apparent loss in story. But in the film's defense, it had to trim the leaves to give more definition to the revenge-driven values of the criminals and their culture. To that end, the audience is treated to a clash between not merely organized crime and a loving father/husband, but also of moralities that very clearly differ. On one hand, you have a group of individuals driven by grief, anger, and the desire for satisfaction--characterized, not in so many words, by the undeniable description of an honor killing directed at an imprisoned Mills--whereas on the other hand, you have an individual totally concerned with mowing down baddies for the sole purpose of defending his family.Adding to this juxtaposition of cultural values is a not-so-subtle double exposure going on in the background. Turkey is an Islamic but ultimately secular country with a secular culture. But the chosen setting for the film, Istanbul, is a symbolic reference to the tremendously relevant artifacts of the nation's Islamic past. Islam and its relevance in this war of ideologies isn't directly confronted by the protagonists or the film's general narrative, but the visual nuances of the film for the intercultural conversation taking place in the city certainly bring it to the fore. Various times, between points of plot advancement, the sky view camera does flyovers of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque that felt meaningful but surreptitious at the same time. Mills and his family are seen fairly often in crowds as the only westerners making their way through a sea of Burqas. More than once, the camera focused on the crescent and star symbol most particular to the Muslim religion--and, incidentally, bears a strong resemblance to the crescent and star gang-symbols tattooed on the hands of the Albanians. Then we have the history of Istanbul itself, formerly known as Constantinople, a capital of Christianity even amidst multiple regime changes for 1100 years prior to being invaded, pillaged, and forcibly converted to Islam, its crowning cultural and architectural achievement the Hagia Sophia converted to a Mosque. Each of these much seen but rarely spoken of qualities within the film carries an embedded meaning addressing the underlying premise of 'Westerner preserving his livelihood in the midst of ideological tyranny by Islamic gang bangers'.Taken 2 is, above all else, a visual piece. If the film isn't busy demonstrating Mills' archetypal picket-fence family, then it's contrasting his family life with that of the antagonists as they bury their dead in a formal Islamic ceremony that's concluded with a declaration of vengeance. If the camera isn't taking in the sites of Istanbul, then it's glorifying Mills' ability to track down and dispense Albanian gangsters with extreme prejudice. This arrangement works to its favor since the dialogue is more often than not an oversight to the action of the film.Anyone who liked the first movie will assuredly have some appreciation for the second. While you can't say the subject matter in the second film is as widely relevant, or as readily apparent, as the itinerary of the first, it still carries a certain profoundness. And that profundity serves as an adequate side-dish to the main course of action sequences.
Excellent thriller and action movie (by tarun-rajput-engineer)
Taken 2 is the continuation of part one Taken. More or less story is same. Liam Nesson will keep your eyes attached to the screen by his action moves in the whole movie.The screen play of the movies is great. I would say very well written and very well performed by the actors. The movie also shows the emotion of a father or an ex-husband, who can be very dangerous who can be very dangerous if you mess with his family.If you like realistic movie which contains action and thrilling scenes, you won't regret watching this.From my side, it is 9/10.Thanks to the team of Taken 2 for doing a <more>
Makes fun of itself and the first film. (by dadrysdale)
Just got back from a special advance screening of Taken 2 in London. If you enjoyed the first film, you will very much enjoy this.What I will point out is that this is almost a parody of the first film - there are lots of in jokes, references and humor directed at the style of the first film - especially how protective Brian Mills Liam Neeson is of his daughter. There are lots of funny scenes involving his daughter, him and his daughter's boyfriend.The action is there and as brutal as always. There are some great speeches and lines very similar to that famous "I will find you" <more>
speech in the first movie.The audience I watched this with laughed a lot - this is a much more light hearted film than the first and doesn't take itself seriously which is great. As mentioned, it is more of a parody of the first film, with everything magnified by 10. It had a very similar tone to what was great about the original Bourne Trilogy.It is everything a fan of the first film would wish for - the speeches, the action, the humour and the brutal efficiency of Liam Neeson's 'Brian Mills'.Enjoyed this very much - a definite for fans of the first film and a must see for anyone else.
When I heard there was going to be a Taken 2, I must admit, I didn't have a positive reaction. It just seemed completely unnecessary given the plot of Taken, and its near ideal ending, I just didn't want to see the whole thing rehashed all over again in a sloppy way.However, I went to see Taken 2 and I had a pleasant experience. They took the storyline and characters into full consideration. In the original Taken, the girl, Kim, seemed like a brat and all you saw her do was laugh, smile and run when she got her way and cry when things go wrong. Lenore seemed cold and proud of herself <more>
as well, only to be humbled when Bryan Liam Neeson proved her right of the dangers of international travel. In Taken 2, both characters are more mature, more respectful and watchable, and are more involved in the plot. Because the antagonists are after everyone, Liam and Lenore as well as Kim, it makes an interesting triangle of how everyone plays their part and help each other out.The movie is not over-coated with the action sugar with loud music and explosions everywhere. It has a great deal of thought, suspense, and a share of original technique and even dialogue, just like the original. Istanbul provides some good locations, both intriguing scenery and gloomy scenery which can also help in taking the movie seriously.Sure, it has it's flaws, and the camera-work is sometimes choppy, but the point is, if you thoroughly enjoyed the first Taken, you should see this one too.
i want to make sure no one gets scared off and doesn't see it. i thought it was a really good movie , if you liked the first one. The way people judge movies sucks, and ill be quick and make it simple.Liam Neeson is still a bad ass and a great actor, the story still keeps your attention even if its not as real as the other story. Then as soon as it becomes tense again, Liam reminds you who the real bad ass is and takes care of business. They did a good job shooting the film and the story line is a good one for a second movie. Not to mention you get some more cool intel on killing people <more>
and sercets of finding people. go see it , you'll enjoy it!!!!