Tuesday, January 20, 2015
TAKEN 2 (2012)
The believability of TAKEN 2 is pretty out there, but oh well, at least we get to see Liam Neeson kicking ass and in the end: isn't that all that really matters? Tons of people getting punching, zero nudity, lots of shooting hardly any blood or wounds, more of that extreme editing and close-ups during the fighting scenes (I'm really getting tired of that shit), predictable outcome, increased screentime for Maggie Grace who wears shorts a lot, hand grenade tossing, one hell of a car chase, nice photography. TAKEN 2 isn't as satisfying as the original film and I think that has to do with the story being pretty ehhh and the location of Istanbul simply isn't as exciting as Paris. Still, it's worth a watch for action fans. Not a terrible sequel, but I was hoping for much more...I thought it would be interesting if Liam's daughter was now a popular singer and she got kidnapped while on tour.
If you need me, I'll be in my room watching COMMANDO.
Part 1 - Taken
Part 3 - Taken 3