Film Review: Taken 2

| 4 October , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Serbedzija
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5

If you have been waiting with baited breath ever since Kim (Grace) was taken 4 years ago and Neeson literally kicked some serious butts as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, then wait no more. He has made his little phone speech famous beginning with “They are going to take you…” and then later on with the abductors “I have a special set of skills…”. Well, he breaks out those skills all over again in Taken 2. This time, the family is on holiday together in Istanbul and unknowingly are tracked by the families of the men Mills killed when saving his daughter last time.

The attackers are planning to take them all but only manage to get the parents and it is the daughter who must be guided to help save her family. Mills (Neeson) still has his ‘special set of skills’ and they have uniquely written this story to be able to give it a fresh look but maintain the original concept. Here’s the thing though, when the first movie is SO good, then it is hard to top it right? The cinema was full and we all were so excited to see this movie, unfortunately, some of the lines made it a little cheesy, so there was some giggling. What I liked about that though, was that it wasn’t too serious. It made it really enjoyable.

There was lots of action and drama which was just fantastic and the acting matched the first series. Luc Besson (Writer) has confirmed that there are to be no more sequels, this is it, however, you never know…

If you want to get ‘taken’ again, the get to the cinemas from today!


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