Title: Taken 2
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Notable Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Bryan Mills is the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. Summary from Yahoo! Movies
When I first saw the trailer for Taken 2, I was honestly a little skeptical as to whether I’d like it. I didn’t feel like the first movie needed a sequel. So, I decided it was definitely not a theater movie and decided to wait until it was at Red Box.
Now that I’ve seen Taken 2, my original assessment was correct. While the story was interesting and it was fun to see Maggie Grace kick some butt, it wasn’t needed. And, they left it open for yet another one! Ugh.
The action sequences were fun to watch and I especially liked the climax. The ending in this one was just as random and just as dumb as the first movie, but maybe even more so because it had already been done in the first one. And, a lot of the situations seemed too convenient.
Overall, it wasn’t much of a disappointment because I didn’t go in expecting much. However, at this point, if they make a third movie, I won’t see it–even from Red Box.