In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 8.4/10 (3,955 voted)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Storyline Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent, stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. The father of one of the kidnappers has sworn revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. Bryan enlists his daughter to help them escape.
Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Liam Neeson
Car Wash Attendant
Custom Officer Albania
Border Guard #1
First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him.
Trivia: Diego Boneta and Xavier Samuel auditioned for the role that went to Luke Grimes.
Quotes: Bryan Mills:
If I kill you, your other sons will come and seek revenge? Murad:
They will... Bryan Mills:
And I will kill them too.
Makes fun of itself and the first film.
Just got back from a special advance screening of Taken 2 in London. If
you enjoyed the first film, you will very much enjoy this.
What I will point out is that this is almost a parody of the first film
- there are lots of in jokes, references and humor directed at the
style of the first film - especially how protective Brian Mills (Liam
Neeson) is of his daughter. There are lots of funny scenes involving
his daughter, him and his daughter's boyfriend.
The action is there and as brutal as always. There are some great
speeches and lines very similar to that famous "I will find you" speech
in the first movie.
The audience I watched this with laughed a lot - this is a much more
light hearted film than the first and doesn't take itself seriously
which is great. As mentioned, it is more of a parody of the first film,
with everything magnified by 10. It had a very similar tone to what was
great about the original Bourne Trilogy.
It is everything a fan of the first film would wish for - the speeches,
the action, the humour and the brutal efficiency of Liam Neeson's
Enjoyed this very much - a definite for fans of the first film and a
must see for anyone else.