20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Olivier Megaton's (Colombiana, Transporter 3) Taken 2 (2012), starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, and Rade Serbedzija. The release will street on January 15t.
Based on a script by Luc Besson (Léon) and Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element, Kiss of the Dragon). Kidnapping action thriller sequel starring Maggie Grace and Liam Neeson. Murad (Rade Serbedzija), the father of a kidnapper killed by retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) in the first film, makes a bid for retribution by taking Mills and his wife (Famke Janssen) hostage in Istanbul. Now their daughter, Kim (Grace), must swing into action and act swiftly to save her parents.
Ehh...you didn't miss much. I can't say too much, as I contributed to the b.o. totals on this one (knowing/expecting it to suck). The first was light years better than this. The only good thing about this one are fight scenes. The story sucks.
I love Neeson. I love this genre. But you can't crank out crap just to capitalize on the popularity (see also: "Bourne Legacy"). They've already given a go to the 3rd installment in this franchise. I doubt it will be any good, but I'm hoping they get it right.
I was really shocked how much I liked the first one but this didn't look good at all. First one turned him into a genuine badass however the guy is getting older and now he has a grandpa chin. Plus the story is the same, yikes. I'll buy when it's like $9.99.
I saw it last night at the theater with free movie cash and I still thought about asking for a refund. I dug the first one, but this was not a good sequel at all. I'd suggest a rental or waiting til it's under 10 bucks.
Don't think it was bad, as some people are saying. Yes, the first one was better because...it was the first one. Nobody was expecting that first movie, and I have to say it is one of my favorites.
Taken 2? Again, not bad at all.