Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Thriller

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In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.


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3 October 2012 | whitesocks_1
| Such a shame
I am a big fan of the first taken movie, it not only had professional cinematography but great action, suspense and originality. Now this sequel i am ashamed to say was a money grab by the producers. Now Luc Besson and Robert wrote the original script without being pressured by their superiors to be limited to a marketable plot, unfortunately thats what has happened to Taken 2.

The plot follows Liam Neeson after the events of the original and well its the pretty much an identical situation.

The climax however is the main issue , it's rushed. It just happens and I was left wondering why it just ended so fast.

I cannot say this movie was terrible because it wasn't, it was just a movie that could not even close live up to its predecessor due to lack of depth and originality.

Don't waste your money at the cinemas Wait till its on DVD

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Rade Serbedzija performed in two movies with very similar sounding names, Tekken 2 (2014), and this movie, Taken 2 (2012)


Murad: He slaughtered our men, our brothers, our sons. The dead cry out to us for justice. On their souls, I swear to you. The man who took our loved ones from us, the man who has brought us such pain and sorrow, we will find him. We will bring him here. ...


Either Bryan uses super secure high tech crypto cell phone technology so his emergency mini phone cannot be located even by the NSA. Why would he do that? OR Bryan's first call to his daughter from that phone could have been traced by U.S. intelligence assets like any other cell phone, in which case he should have insisted his daughter go to the embassy and have the authorities get the caller ID from her cell phone provider.

Crazy Credits

The last shot of the credits states: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." This is the first movie with such message of Fox campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV. Later on, other Fox-produced films are featuring this message.

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the filmmakers after the BBFC informed them a '15' rating would likely be given to the film. Three scenes of violence and threatening scenes were edited and a '12A' rating was then given.


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Written by Phoebe Tolmer
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Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Thriller


Release Date:

5 October 2012


English, Turkish, Arabic

Country of Origin

France, USA, Turkey, UK

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,514,769 7 October 2012

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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