Thursday, October 11, 2012
Taken 2 (4)
The anticipated sequel by director Olivier Megaton (Colombiana</em>).
I love these movies. They are smart. They are suspenseful. They have just the right amount of story and the right amount of action. They go from car chases to gun fights to hand-to-hand combat in the blink of an eye but never set off unnecessary explosions or have too much blood. It's realistic (well, as much as you can get) and most importantly: Liam Neeson (Unknown, The Grey) is the bomb.
The chicks were pretty awesome in this too. I was surprised by Maggie Grace (Lockout) and always like Famke Janssen.
I liked this one just as much as the first. The only thing I didn't like was that it seemed too short and the first one seemed to have a few more layers but meh. They also left the ending so there was lots of room for a third film, but I'm okay with that. The beginning could have started out with more of a bang but once things start happening they do not let up for a minute. That's what I love. You get some back story, see a happy family and then BAM, action until the credits roll.
Liked it. Liked the father/daughter team and the reasons why they were "taken".
If you liked the first you'll like the second. Such solid action.