Saturday, January 5, 2013
DVD Review - Taken 2
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves "taken" hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one.
My Take on the Film
It it has been a while since I first saw Taken, but I always remembered that it was a strong script with lots of action and Liam Neeson did a great job for training his character. I did not see this movie in the movie theater so I was interested to see how it would hold up to the original.
I have to say that the movie was definitely action-packed, low the beginning was a little bit cheesy with the build up to the action itself, but once the characters got to Istanbul, the actual action ramped up very quickly. It is believed definitely get to know Bryan Mill's (Liam Neeson) family much more than you did in the first. Did you get to see Liam Neeson's character doing what he does best, working alone, and taking no prisoners. Liam Neeson does a great job in his role and in some cases saves the film.
There are some great action scenes in the movie, and definitely some far-fetched things as well but all in all the movie was well made, this photography was great and the overall story itself was pretty good. The only part of the movie that was a bit far-fetched me was when Bryan Mills and his wife were kidnapped, the car scene makes it seem like they go much farther than they actually do and Mills is able to discern through his amazing CIA training where he is through the explosions of a few grenades ( which is pretty cool but a bit far-fetched).
I am not saying that the movie was bad in any sense there are some great action scenes and the acting is fairly strong. Overall, the movie was enjoyable, and anyone that likes Liam Neeson or action films should check this out!
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