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His family targeted by a vengeful crime boss in Istanbul, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must fight an army of killers to ensure their safe return in this action sequel from director Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) and producer/co-writer Luc Besson (who penned the screenplay alongside Taken scribe Robert Mark Kamen). As the families of the kidnappers killed by Mills gather together for a mass funeral, their leader Merad (Rade Sherbedgia) vows to make the man who brought them so much misery pay. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., Mills invites his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and their daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to join him on a trip to Istanbul after their long-planned trip to China falls through. Later, in Istanbul, the family is settling in and enjoying the sites when Merad's gang abducts Mills and Lenore. Communicating with her father via a hidden cell phone, Kim accesses his secret weapons cache and embarks on a frantic race through an unfamiliar city in a bid to rescue her parents from certain death. Once she manages to free her father, Mills puts his "particular set of skills" to use while attempting to rescue his Lenore, and escape Merad's unrelenting attack.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2013
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD
Branch Call Number: TAK
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 05, 2013

Action movies never disappoint those who love action movies, especially if you are a guy and have been watching Liam Neesons movies and know his work. This movie is a second part of Taken but you don’t necessarily need to watch the first one in order to understand the second one, because this one establishes enough independence and storyline on its own that it doesn’t so much relate to the other ones in terms of the scenes. A broken family, a daughter in between two great people who are her parents, her father is a CIA agent and a brilliant at what he does, her mother looks just beautiful in this movie and being tortured the most. When Mills the father in this movie is given a job that required him to be in Turkey, after completing the job he invites his daughters and ex-wife for a reunion. Meanwhile his enemies are planning revenge against Mills, now when I said that there is no relation of the first part of this movie to the second part of the movie, I missed out the part that during the first film Mills was on a mission to kill these bad people and one of those bad people’s father is now vowed to take revenge for his son’s death. Usually you would expect Mill’s daughter to be one getting kidnapped again but no, this one sets itself apart because now she is on a mission to save her parent’s lives, which have been kidnapped by these men. She has to face many challenges before she succeeds and the process of that success is mind blowing, I loved every second of this movie.

May 06, 2013

An entertaining action flick, with quality actors, but it is in essence a re-hash of the first. This sequel was unnecessary, as most are, but it seemed wholly redundant and formulaic. I would recommend it to anyone who loves action films; for the sometimes wanting quality of the genre, TAKEN 2 is better than many. However, it will not meet the expectations of fans of the original.

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