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Movie Review: Taken 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 10/05/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality, Running time 91 minutes, Action/Adventure/Thriller

Compare to: From Paris with Love (2010), Columbiana (2011)

When Taken 2 was first announced, I thought it was a joke. Much like Hangover 2, I didn’t understand why a movie with such a simple story, from beginning to end, needed to be expanded upon. The difference between Taken and Hangover though, is that Taken was good.

The difference between their sequels are also similar. But while The Hangover 2 was absolutely awful, Taken 2 is surprisingly not…awful. It’s not anything in particular, it just is. Don’t follow? You’ll see what I mean. Continue reading