Sound Off: Olivier Megaton's 'Taken 2' Sequel - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
October 5, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. Bryan Mills is back! And ready to kick more ass! In theaters is Taken 2 directed by Olivier Megaton, the sequel to 2009's Taken, starring Liam Neeson as the father of a daughter, played again by Maggie Grace, who gets abducted in Europe. This time he takes his family on vacation to Istanbul, but the captors seek revenge and take him and his wife, played by Famke Janssen. So how is it? Better than the first one, or worse? Is Neeson still badass at least? If you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Taken 2.
Note: As of today, I haven't seen Taken 2 as Fox never invited me to any screenings, which kind of sucks. I'll try and see it this weekend as soon as I can. In the meantime, here is a brief snippet from Jeremy's review just published today: "A lame attempt at continuing a franchise that's already scraping the bottom of its well two movies in. It comes and goes without a fleeting hint of sticking around in your brain, but even on surface-level entertainment value, it's grip is shaky at best. At times, though, it works well as a comedy."
What did you think of Olivier Megaton's Taken 2? An awesome sequel or lazy, boring repeat? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!