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Taken 2 2012
PG-13

  • Olivier Megaton
  • October 4, 2012
  • 91 mins
  • English
  • Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him.
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.

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The original Taken was a no-nonsense kick-ass romp through Paris. Some eejit thought it would make a good franchise so they had to come up with a premise for a sequel, despite the first film wrapping up quite nicely.

Guess what? This time Liam and his wife get Taken and his daughter has to find him. She does this by throwing grenades off rooftops at one point. Great stuff…

This is just a mess. The story is again weak, but this time they decide to linger on the build-up for AGES. There’s half an hour of clunky foreshadowing in a film that is barely 90 minutes long.

If you like shitty confusing action mixed with bland characters and a lack of anything happening, Taken 2 might be right up your alley. Otherwise, give it a miss.

http://benoliver999.com/film/2016/07/16/taken2/

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La encontré mucho mejor que la primera parte! Aunque el final sigue siendo poco creíble

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So much better on the second watch through, especially if watching the extended edition. Much better than I remember when seeing it in the cinema. Much happier with giving this an 8/10. Solid film, worthy sequel. Maybe not as good as the first but still a genuinely decent Liam Neeson film.

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