Written January 30, 2015
The first one was better only because you can't do the same thing in 2 movies and expect the second one to get rated as high as the first.
The plot was not the best. His ex wife should have been killed.
Since Bourne everybody has their own one man gang taking on the bad guys.
At least in Man on Fire the main character died. I know it was based on a true story.
Stop making all these super human one man gang movies.
You've seen one you practically seen them all.
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 04, 2015
When i first heard about taken 2 i thought it was going to be dumb but now that i've seen it i actually enjoyed it a lot! It's kimd of the same thimg as the first one but i LOVED the first one so more of the same thing was no preoblem for me. I felt this one kim (maggie grace) had a lot bigger part which i enjoyed and i won't spoil anything but lets just say she's following her dads footsteps!. Liam neeson is the same old liam neeson that weve grown to love so that was expected but this was a all around fun sequel 8.5/10
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 :)