Written December 28, 2014
It was a shell of the original. The fight scenes were mediocre and you didn't get the feeling of justified gratuitous violence the original gave you. It was the same let down you get from reading a great book then watching a weak movie adaptation. The motivation to see him lay waste to a gang of scumbags was replaced by watching him beating up actors or stuntmen. When he escaped from his captors it didn't take any real ingenuity just some conveniently place elements that anyone with a brain and a green belt in karate could escape from. I almost felt bad for the actors playing Albanians. I don't know why they made this movie other than a trip to Istanbul and an incredibly inexpensive budget. I don't think it costs much to destroy a couple cars, blow up a couple grenades, and shoot a couple boxes of ammo. Nice hotel though and pretty fly over shots they kept reusing.
Written August 04, 2015
Another nail biter. This is one of the rare times that a sequel is as good or better than the 1st movie. I would definitely see it again.
Written October 20, 2014
great sequel from the first taken high in suspense, I love Liam Neeson character in this movie perfect for the part of course, uses excellent tactics that allow you to think outside the box. Although this movie could have been a bit longer it doesn't fall short of a movie you'd want to check out or you could wait for the DVD
Written January 28, 2015
I said this before the movie, and ironically there was a trailer for the new Die Hard, but, Liam Neeson is taking over for Bruce Willis as the resident bad ass. The movie was great, all the actors played their parts perfectly. The action was great and of course Liam Neeson is just too cool for school. But, I actually like Taken better than Taken 2. It just seemed more realistic the way things went down. I don't want to give anything away, but I had beef with the daughter driving. When you see it, you may understand the irony of her skills. However, it was still an awesome flick and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes action :)
Written January 27, 2015
I love the first movie Taken. Taken 2 was almost as good. As for me I always think the first movie of any sequel is the best what I can say is they had the same actor play in Taken 2 which I like.