Taken 2 (2012)

Directed by Olivier Megaton

Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace



An ex CIA agent, Bryan Mills, is on a little security job in Istanbul and his ex-wife and daughter have come along for a little holiday. The only problem being is that some of the family members of all the people Neeson killed in the first film want revenge. We all know what is going to happen considering it is a sequel and if your family and friends had been killed by some guy you would want pay back too.

We knew that someone was going to be taken so i it just seemed a bit unnecessary in the long telling of the story at the beginning before anything major happened. It also seemed as if there was less killing and cool action scenes involving Neeson and some pretty unbelievable moments including grenades. I know he is getting on a bit now and in some scenes, especially when he was running, it really showed his age.



The film was fun and enjoyable but just didn’t hold up to the original. Less action and in places just a bit cheesy, especially the end. This is probably a film that you can wait for on rental. You know what is going to happen so there is nothing that can be spoilt for you.


TheFriedGold rating – 5/10 (I have changed my rating system to out of 10) – I just didn’t feel ‘taken again’




A special mention goes to Maggie Grace who looked very good in the bikini.




Film Fact

Rumours are that they are thinking of making a Taken 3. Surely there can only be so many times 1 family can have such bad luck. Although we did have 8 series of 24 and we will be getting Die Hard number 5 next year.