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Taken 2

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Taken 2
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Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative who finds himself taken hostage along with his wife. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his kidnappers.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Taken two

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Sep 22, 2014
  • Janice21383 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

In the first one, the characters were more offensively whiny. In this one, the story is more offensively stupid. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Apparently, Armenia has whole villages filled with violent criminals. Liam Neeson kills a bunch of them again. And Maggie Grace is 16. Yeah no.

Jul 16, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a 2012 action thriller---the sequel to the 2008 film "Taken."
It is much faster-paced and tenser than its predecessor in terms of action and suspense.
The starting secen is the Arbanian funeral of the Albanian mobsters killed by Bryan Mills (Neeson) in the prior film.
Murad (Šerbedžija), the leader of the gang and father of Marko, vows to capture Bryan, bring him to the graves and avenge their loved ones.
Bryan's daughter Kim and her mother Lenore surprise Bryan by joining him in Istanbul, Turkey, where he has just finished a three-day security job.
The next day, Lenore and Bryan go out for lunch.
Bryan realizes they are being followed.
After a chase, the men capture Lenore, forcing Bryan to surrender, but before he does, he calls Kim and warns her.
Her would-be abductors shoot another hotel guest and two security guards, but fail to find her and are forced to flee.
Bryan wakes with his hands tied to a pole in a dark room.
Using a phone that he had hidden in his sock, Bryan calls Kim, instructing her to go to the US Embassy and tell them what happened,
but she begs for a chance to help him and her mother.
Under Bryan's guidance, Kim opens his suitcase, containing weapons, and throws a grenade onto a deserted rooftop parking lot.
Bryan uses the time it takes for the sound of the explosion to reach him to help locate where he is.
I think this is impossible in the real world.
Miraculously and unbelievably, however, Kim locates her father.
Extraordinary is the escaping and car-chasing scene, in which Kim drives a stolen taxi while Bryan shoots Turkish policemen and soldiers in Istanbul.
Unbelievably and shockingly Amazing!
How could Kim possibly drive the car in such a dangerous situation?
Kim hasn't passed the driver's test yet.
In the final scene, Kim passes the driver's test with full marks while Bryan watches her anxiously.
Indeed, this is a fictional thriller after all.

Action movies never disappoint those who love action movies, especially if you are a guy and have been watching Liam Neesons movies and know his work. This movie is a second part of Taken but you don’t necessarily need to watch the first one in order to understand the second one, because this one establishes enough independence and storyline on its own that it doesn’t so much relate to the other ones in terms of the scenes. A broken family, a daughter in between two great people who are her parents, her father is a CIA agent and a brilliant at what he does, her mother looks just beautiful in this movie and being tortured the most. When Mills the father in this movie is given a job that required him to be in Turkey, after completing the job he invites his daughters and ex-wife for a reunion. Meanwhile his enemies are planning revenge against Mills, now when I said that there is no relation of the first part of this movie to the second part of the movie, I missed out the part that during the first film Mills was on a mission to kill these bad people and one of those bad people’s father is now vowed to take revenge for his son’s death. Usually you would expect Mill’s daughter to be one getting kidnapped again but no, this one sets itself apart because now she is on a mission to save her parent’s lives, which have been kidnapped by these men. She has to face many challenges before she succeeds and the process of that success is mind blowing, I loved every second of this movie.

Oct 27, 2013
  • insane_smurf rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

boring as all, loved the 1st one, hared this one. pathetic ending all lovey dovey having coffee. epic fail rate this turkey an F-

Sep 02, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way. Just another shootem up bangem up move. Very predictable.

Aug 19, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

good

Aug 06, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not quite as good as the first Taken, it is still a very solid action movie. What remains the same, and works just as well as the first movie is Liam Neeson's intensity. I would have thought him an unlikey action star, but on the contrary he is one of the best. And they have already set up Taken 3, which I am looking forward to. Action movies are very nearly an exhausted genre, but I still enjoy well made ones even if I usually fast forward on the car chases.

Jul 22, 2013
  • kcv523 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Meh. Not as good as the first one. Predictable, but still entertaining.

Jul 20, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Thought I would not like this at all due to it being such a rehash of the first movie. Although it doesn't capture the lighting in a bottle of the original, it is still a good action thriller. Looks great. Well acted and choreographed. Entertained me but I hope there is no Taken 3.

Jul 18, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a disappointing sequel.

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May 17, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Murad Krasniqi: "What are you waiting for?" Bryan Mills: "...You have other sons?" Murad Krasniqi: "...Two." Bryan Mills: "And if I kill you... they will come and seek revenge..." Murad Krasniqi: "They will. For sure." Bryan Mills: "And I will kill them too."

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May 06, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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