TAKEN 2

TAKEN 2 – NOT A SURPRISE

Worthy of a prime time ticket purchase

How excited were we when we saw the sequel of this action film being released. We thoroughly enjoyed the first rendition (Taken in 2008), so we just knew we were in for something special.

CIA agent Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) is in Istanbul on business, when his ex wife and daughter join him for a quick vacation. Everyone is happy until Brian’s instincts tell him something isn’t right.  He and his ex wife are taken hostage by the family of the same kidnappers who took his daughter in the first edition. Now Brian must use his training to escape and save his family before they are all killed.

The film was entertaining and had plenty of action. Director Oliver Megaton did a great job bringing viewers up to speed on what happened in Taken 1.  So even if you didn’t see the first edition, you can still follow in the second.

The only disappointment for us was that the storyline was very similar to Taken 1. So the film was pretty predictable for anyone that saw the first edition. To the writers credit though, the ending was very intriguing.  So its our opinion that they should have made the hints of the ending, the basis of this versions story line. If they had, this movie would have been much better.

This wasn’t the best movie of the year, but its worthy of a prime time ticket.  Take your significant other and enjoy this action packed thriller.

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