Written September 17, 2014
Was worth the price of admission, but I do think the first one was better. This one was slightly more predictable. Rolling the story together from the first one did a good job. Neeson does a good job playing the role of the fatherly bada** who can go from middle-aged father figure to undercover "superhero" at the drop of a grenade. If you liked the first you will like this one.
Written October 07, 2012
Taken 2 was very good. I enjoyed all aspects of the movie. Liam Neeson was wonderful and it was great to see the original cast return.
Written December 09, 2012
I had reviewed Taken 2 movie in my blog (317cauvery in blogspot).
In my opinion, Taken 2 is better than Skyfall, for it has all the elements to call itself a Bond movie, but for the "My name is Bond" and the Bond's theme music.
Written September 23, 2014
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 August 31, 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.