“Taken 2” where? Ha – ha. It’s time to bring Liam Neeson back as Brian Mills , the super
As the sequel opens, we find they were Albanian men and the unusual twist is that the father of one of the dead guys decides they all will take revenge and hunt and kill our man Brian.
I can’t remember a movie built around the family of anonymous dead bad guys seeking “justice” or revenge. I have to give some credit there – but most else about this movie is been there, done that. It’s just a good thing steady Liam is in charge. It might have fallen off the movie cliff.
The other “twist” is that this time it’s a “family affair”. Brian takes his ex-wife and daughter with him on a business trip to
Now for the “ been there done that” stuff, including a too long car chase, killers who take too long to carry out their dirty deeds and the usual assortment of quick kills by our expert.
There’s nothing wrong with that – it comes with the territory of this story, it’s just that I looked at this as more of “go ahead, let’s get on with it. There are nice scenes of
What did impress me again is showcasing Brian’s ability to not only shoot up the thugs, but also his training in calculating his way through his predicaments. You know – wind currents, sounds, stuff we ignore he is always tuned in to. Because Neeson is such a fine actor, it’s a pleasure to watch him work through the details of how to best escape or track something. Plus, the guy just knows how to look both confident and scared at the same time. Without Liam, this would be a losing proposition. I give “Taken 2” a “6”.