Taken 2 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liam Neeson, Rade Sherbedgia, Famke Janssen, Luke Grimes, Maggie Grace|
|Directors:||Oliver Megaton, Olivier Megaton|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Rental release:||05 Apr 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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More of the sameBy TheWatchman (745 reviews) from Suburbia , 15 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]If youve seen the first Taken film, then youve basically seen the second. Some may say thats a flaw (and I suppose in some ways it is), but when the first one was quite an enjoyable action romp, then if you enjoyed it, youll probably like this one too. In the first film, CIA superman, Liam Neesons daughter sets foot outside the good ol U. S. of A. and gets kidnapped (sorry taken) by the first gang of non-American scumbags she ran into. Youd think with that sort of track record, his family may steer well clear of foreign travel. Of course that would make a pretty dull sequel. Instead, they take a relaxing CIA-orientated jaunt back to the hell-holes of Europe and this time Liam and Mrs Liam end up getting taken by an offshoot of the first gang of scumbags, this time wanting revenge. So, Liam must do what he does best which is basically the same as what he did the first time round. Have a few car chases, count things and basically murder everyone he comes across. Its all very serious. I thought that it may stray into tongue-in-cheek, as its so far-fetched, but it never does. Everything is played straight right up until the end. If you liked the first, or are a fan of ultra serious Bourne-style action romps then youll probably like this one too. I look forward to seeing who gets taken in the next film. My moneys on his dog.
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Poor Sequel, little to offerBy RussnEmma (403 reviews) from London, England , 03 Jun 2013Having loved the first Taken movie, i was really looking forward to this and was very disappointed. If this was judged on it's own its an average movie. Same idea as the first with most of the same characters. But if you compare this to the original then, as i was, you'll be disappointed.
Albanian father seeks revenge for death of his sonBy twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 02 Jun 2013The Albanian father of Mario (who kidnapped Neeson's daughter in the first film & sold her into a sex ring) seeks revenge as Neeson killed him. Neeson, his ex wife & daughter holiday in Istanbul when the Albanian gang kidnap them with a view to taking their dead bodies back to the cemetary in Albania where Neeson's victims from the first film are buried. Of course, Neeson will never let this happen. The film leaves an opening for Taken 3 as Mario still has two living brothers at the end of the film. As someone from Neeson's native N. Ireland, it's good to finally see him loose his accent for once in a role! Great car chases and fight scenes.
The original is best, but this can still be enjoyedBy Bam999 (9 reviews) , 01 Jun 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideTaken 1 is certainly the better film although this sequel takes a similar premise, which made the first film so good. There are some very good parts to the film, some poor acting at times which lets the plot down, well not much of a complex 'plot' to be honest, how could there be. This is another film where the action should be taken for what it is, enjoy the film but if you have never seen Taken, you could watch them in reverse as this would not spoil the fun of the original. To coin a phrase, 'Good luck'.
Very poor on many levelsBy a customer , 31 May 2013Bad acting, bad dialogues and no real story-line make this film quite bad viewing. I really enjoyed the first one but this was deeply disappointing. I can image Taken 3 will be on the cards- it certainly won't end up on my watchlist...
Taken to Istanbul for 85mins or so...By VanDammeFan (5 reviews) , 31 May 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideSurprisingly entertaining remake of the gritty action-packed original. The plot is a bit unbelievable, as is the use of his daughter as potential ally in getting out of the predicament they are in (she couldn't have fought her way out of paper bag in the first film) but its pretty gripping and fast paced. Me and the missus enjoyed it. It's violent enough on the version I watched which is the Extended theatrical cut that may be only available on Blu Ray. Some of the fight scenes are more prolonged and the use of knives and blood letting a bit more frequent. However, I have to say I noted no difference in image quality from DVD to Blu Ray. I've seen it on both formats accidentally. There image is no crisper on the Blu Ray that I noted but there are a few extras for the afficonado.