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thekingsguard
10-07-2012, 04:18 AM
Not as good as the first, though still a fun movie (http://korsgaardscommentary.blogspot.com/2012/10/taken-2.html). Had they gotten a more competent director and kept up the tension and brutal action scenes of the first film, it could have been great. As is, still worth a watch, though I'd wait until you can rent it unless you're a diehard Liam Neeson/Taken/Luc Besson fan. Otherwise, wait for the DVD and go see Expendables 2 or Dredd 3D... god knows the latter could use the ticket sales.

Anyone else see it? For that matter, who here is a fan of the first one?

K. Taylor
10-07-2012, 04:20 AM
Not the same director?

Yes, we're fans of the first. And Liam in general.

thekingsguard
10-07-2012, 05:09 AM
Not the same director?

Yes, we're fans of the first. And Liam in general.

No this one was directed by the guy that directed Transporter 3. Thankfully, Taken 2 is better than that hot mess.

Who isn't a fan of Liam?

lcwrite
10-07-2012, 07:39 AM
I saw it this afternoon. Not as good as the first, but tolerable. A definite matinee movie though. Lots of really stupid stuff. The bad guys are complete idiots, and the family isn't particularly bright either.

gothicangel
10-08-2012, 01:03 AM
Sorry, couldn't watch the full thing of the first film. Now I can watch some pretty revolting stuff [Resevoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers], but I felt sick watching Taken.

Don't know about the US, but over here in Europe it's derided as xenophobic.

Lavern08
10-08-2012, 06:03 PM
Who isn't a fan of Liam?

I know, right? ;)

LadyV
10-09-2012, 05:54 AM
Who isn't a fan of Liam?

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/5688/takenm.jpg

writeontime
10-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Oooh! I like that pic of Liam! :D

But while I enjoyed Taken, I suspect I might wait for Taken 2 to be released on DVD...