Fast paced, intense, and cannot look away are just a few words to describe Taken 2. Retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is back for some more action. For those of you who didn’t see the first Taken movie, Mills’ daughter, Kim, gets kidnapped while on a trip to Paris with her friend. Mills flies to Paris with little to no clues as to where his daughter is, as he retraces her steps to find her.
We see a lot more from Mills’ daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) and his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). The three of them are in Istanbul and the people Mills had to kill in order to get his daughter back are seeking revenge for their sons and grandsons. Instead of just going after Mills, they go after his ex-wife and daughter instead, to hurt him they way they were hurt.
The second installment is similar to the first film, as the director, Luc Besson, really does a good job of keeping the audience guessing. Sometimes the sequel to a movie, which is usually highly anticipated, is not all it was hyped up to be. I was definitely proven wrong. Liam Nesson did a great job as usual.
I don’t want give away any of the details of this movie, because it’s truly surprising. All I can say is that if you liked the first Taken, you will definitely not be disappointed. Even if you didn’t see it, you will not be lost and you will enjoy this movie just as much. I personally loved this movie; it definitely lived up to expectations.