There was something ironically entertaining about the first Taken film, but that is all lost in this pointless and ridiculous sequel. Add a star for the overwhelming stoopid scene where Liam Neeson locates his daughter by the sound of grenades being thrown in a Turkish market. Never mind the people shopping there.....
Not as good as the first film, but I think it's still in line with the series. I wish there could have been more conflict, more consequences for Bryan Mills. His enemies didn't seem motivated enough. In other words, the stakes weren't raised high enough: "here we go again...". He seems like an indestructible force and even when he does need help, it's only a call away.
I thought it could be better than the first one, but no. Amazing to see such a (scarily) similar structure, with way less interesting (sic) characters. Lots of driving and chasing, not much fist fighting. "I'll be back for you babe, just keep bleeding to death in that open spot where you will be sure to get mugged a second time"
If you thought the first installment stretched credibility wait until you feast your eyes on this one (embassy car crash!!!!). Neeson does what he does best here; grimace and kill people. Silly sequel that tries to oneup the surprise hit and fails quite miserably. Can we please stop paying Rade Sebedzija to play villians? Please. Grace about the only performance worth noting here. Here's hoping it ends at 2.
this film was pointless and incomprehensible. i dare anyone to watch this film and actually understand what is going on in any of the action sequences. on top of the more academic problems, this film is kind of racist. i love Luc Besson, and he's responsible for some of my favorite films, but the direction of this film should never have been placed in Megaton's hands. Maggie Grace is pointless, and so is Taken 2.