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'Taken 2' This October

Post  Apologist Puncher on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:20 pm

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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  non_amos on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:41 am

I hope they've got a good story for this. I really dug the 1st one but I hope this ain't just 'sequel-itis'. Milking it for all it's worth. We'll see.

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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  James Stocks on Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:02 am

Another flick about Liam Neeson kicking ass? I'm in.

He's become the Charles Bronson of this generation.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:20 am

James Stocks wrote:Another flick about Liam Neeson kicking ass? I'm in.
No kidding! Best. Shit-talk speech. Ever.



But for it's length, I'd actually put it ahead of "General, would you care to step outside?"

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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:45 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:
James Stocks wrote:Another flick about Liam Neeson kicking ass? I'm in.
No kidding! Best. Shit-talk speech. Ever.



But for it's length, I'd actually put it ahead of "General, would you care to step outside?"

Check this out. Skip to 2:15:


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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  thecolorsblend on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:25 am

Cool as that might be, I think I'd want something a bit more mundane. "Hello, this is George Lucas (or whoever). TCB can't come to the phone right now so leave a message and he'll call you back. Bye!" Him or someone else with a recognizable voice. Although Neeson is pretty damn recognizable...

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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  Apologist Puncher on Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:25 pm


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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  thecolorsblend on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:49 am

Well now, let's see. We've got Liam Neeson being tough, Famke Janssen being a hottie and Boris the Blade being a baddie.

I don't see anything wrong with any of this.

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Re: 'Taken 2' This October

Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:45 pm

Watched this last night. Not nearly as riveting as the first film, but not a wholly "bad" film either.

Bryan Mills is only reactive in this film, whereas in the first he was mainly proactive. It's jarring what a difference that makes. But he's still Liam Neeson, and he still knows how to come across as an ass-kicking father.

A lot of the action is shot even worse than Nolan's 'Batman Begins', with a whole lot of far too close shaky cam. This makes it almost impossible to see what exactly is going on. The second to last kill of the film is the most egregious. Maggie Grace has much more to do in this one, and she actually pulls it off. She looks amazing, physically, as well. Them legs.... What a Face Famke Jansen unfortunately is basically the damsel in distress for 80% of the film. With a bag over her head.

All in all, if you waited for the DVD/Blu-Ray, I wouldn't blame you. I think this franchise has places it can go, to keep Mr. Mills the bad-ass we loved in the first 'Taken' film. Leave his family out of it next time, maybe make it one of his old CIA friends or the "pop singer" from the first one instead. Keep him moving forward, and not just dealing with what is thrown at him like in this film.

6 out of 10 for me.

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