Written July 30, 2015
All sequels suffer the pains of trying to equal or surpass their original and most do not succeed. This movie fails to equal its original. The plot is very predictable, the acting is flat, even Liam himself looks bored. You can see in his face that he knows this movie is a failure but hey, it pays the bills so he did it anyway. I can't blame him. The villains die promptly as usual - it quickly became boring to watch. The attempts at humor were well just very sad and painful to see. So for these reasons I would save your money and not see this movie. And it pains me to give this movie a negative review because I am a major fan of Liam. However if you want some real Liam at his best in survival mode see "The Grey" and skip "Taken 2".
Written September 04, 2015
Loved this movie a lot, thought was much better than the first one, but not nearly as much action or suspense as the first one. If you want to go to see this movie, I would recommend that you go ahead and go.
Written December 18, 2014
Let me first say, I really liked the first Taken -- I appreciate a good PG-13 option for action movies without all the "extras" produces feel that they have to add. I thought it was interesting to see not only the storyline unfold with Liam's character, but also the intense time constraints you felt as you watched Liam try to find his daughter up against almost impossible odds.
The second Taken has much of the same "action" components as the first, and Liam certainly does a good job in that dept. I didn't feel the same ticking clock this time around, not the same level of urgency nor the work that Liam had to do to track down the "bad guys". While those components don't hurt this movie overall, they certainly are missed and make the second Taken less exciting and interesting as the first.
If you liked the first Taken, you'll like this one as well.
Written March 04, 2015
Taken 2 is just an extended story of Taken...it feels almost like it is the same movie just a short period into the future from where Taken ended. Same characters and a continuation of the original movie. Lots of action, suspense and beatings. I enjoyed.
Written March 06, 2015
I saw the first Taken and loved it. Liam Neeson brings it yet again in Taken 2 with a little help from his daughter, played by Maggie Grace. This film has all of the high energy, action, drama and humor of the first, but this time Maggie Grace gets in on the action. Due to the amount of violence in the movie I would not recommend taking anyone under 13. The plot was believable, the acting on point for the whole cast, and cinematography was muy bueno! Istanbul may see an increase in tourism as a result. This movie was AWESOME! Loved every minute of it. Looking forward to Taken 3?! Heck yeah! Some people say they prefer the first movie, but I say I'm Taken with Taken 2! Go see it, you won't regret it.