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Movie review: Taken 2

If you loved Taken and seek more of the same, you’ll be sated by the sequel

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 10:44 October 8, 2012
  • Scene

Taken 2
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Taken 2 starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.

Who's in it? Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Rating 3 out of 5
The plot The first Taken film, which saw the gravitas-oozing Liam Neeson chasing kidnappers around Paris to find his daughter, was one of our fave action films of the past decade. But this, a rehash that sees the same characters doing the same things but just in a different place – Istanbul – just isn’t as good. The action’s decent, Neeson is brilliant, and yet the film feels more like a remake than a sequel. If you loved Taken and seek more of the same, you’ll be sated by this, but if it’s originality you’re after, move along.

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