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Taken 2 - Film Review

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by Asten (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer from Perth who is passionate about food and loves exploring new and exciting places. My best trait is that I am honest...and my worst trait is that I am honest. I will provide reviews that are well thought out and fair.
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For those of you who don't know, Taken is a film about a young girl (Maggie Grace) who travels to Paris and is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Her retired CIA agent father (Liam Neeson) dusts off his old job related skills in order to save his daughter. Turns out he has some maaaaaaad skills, and he is more than prepared to kill any criminal that gets in the way of his mission.

Spoiler alert: he saves his daughter and brings her home. This brings us on to the second movie of the franchise

I still think that this movie should have been called Taken ... Again, and for those of you who are wondering how feasible it could possibly be for someone from the same family to be taken ... again, apparently the writers of the film believed that it was a reasonable idea. And it actually was. They did manage to seamlessly join the two films together, and the storyline is pretty good. This time the film is set in Istanbul, and the footage of the bustling city really captures the essence of Turkey.

There were a few moments where my friends and I were laughing, the problem with this being that the film is meant to be a drama and that there weren't meant to be comedic moments. Some of it just seemed so far-fetched and so far from reality. Things also kind of went too well for good old Bryan (Liam Neeson). There were also some ridiculous fight scenes where it looked like Bryan merely had to place his palm on someone's forehead and they would drop dead.

The movie was alright. The acting was alright. The script was alright. The action scenes were alright. You might as well go and see it if you like action films.

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