Taken 2 (2012)


A lame and desperate attempt to milk off the success of the first. It did succeed though, but not artistically. It is a let-down in a number of ways:

The villain was also very uninteresting, and his utterances extremely stupid and performance very unconvincing. A person at his level needs a better script (or at least that is my idea of a high-ranking criminal).

One thing I appreciated though is the great suspense the director managed to pull off, especially during the first half. Also, I did not find Liam Neeson as fearsome and convincing as the first time, but the great efficiency of his character still impressed in a way, like when he was guiding his daughter to find him.