FILM REVIEW: Taken 2

6 Oct

Project: Northern Monkey

Dir: Oliver Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Liam Neeson is back as retired CIA operative, Bryan Mills in Taken 2. But with the first film having such a cult status and following, could a sequel with a dampened down 12A certificate ever be as good?

The answer is no. And what an obvious answer that was.

The questionable censoring of Taken 2 takes away any and all hope of it being any way near as brutal as its predecessor, and with that, any prospects of it being any way near as successful were flushed swiftly down the drain too.

Plot wise, this is what The Hangover 2 was to The Hangover. The very slight difference is that this time it’s Bryan (Liam Neeson) and his ex wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) that get ‘taken’ as an act of revenge for the events of the first film…

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