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SquishyDiaper (Member) 2/19/2013 9:07 PM EST : Taken 2

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I finally made the time to watch Taken 2 while sidelined this weekend recovering from wisdom tooth extraction (though, admittedly, I spent the majority of my awake time EQing it up /flex). I love Taken, so I was amped to see the sequel.

Understanding of course that there is pretty much only one way to write the sequel -- someone gets kidnapped and Liam Neeson has to throat chop and face shoot people until he gets the person back -- I was perhaps too high-hoped with this one. The first twenty minutes dragged on with hints at the action starting multiple times; aggravating! Then the action started and it was just what you'd expect if you liked Taken: it made me cheer, groan, wince, and laugh. Then the movie slowed down for the last fifteen or so minutes with an awkward ending, though there is one pretty bad ass moment right at the end.

Criticisms:
-too slow to start
-too quick to end
-plot line felt forced

Thumbs up:
-action
-good story premise


All said and done, I'd buy it if for no other reason than to have it in my collection and watch it as a 1-2 punch with Taken. Check it out if you're bored, but don't go out of your way to find it.

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bazula (Member) 2/19/2013 9:37 PM EST : RE: Taken 2

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I was interested in this movie as well. But i figured it would follow the rule of being worse than the first. I just knew what it was about already...
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Kukaili (Super Admin) 3/2/2013 12:42 PM EST : RE: Taken 2
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I had a feeling that was going to be the case.  Maybe if it shows up on Netflix heh!
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