His family targeted by a vengeful crime boss in Istanbul, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) must fight an army of killers to ensure their safe return in this action sequel from director Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) and producer/co-writer Luc Besson (who penned the screenplay alongside Taken scribe Robert Mark Kamen). As the families of the kidnappers killed by Mills gather together for a mass funeral, their leader Merad (Rade Sherbedgia) vows to make the man who brought them so much misery pay. Meanwhile, back in the U.S., Mills invites his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and their daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to join him on a trip to Istanbul after their long-planned trip to China falls through. Later, in Istanbul, the family is settling in and enjoying the sites when Merad's gang abducts Mills and Lenore. Communicating with her father via a hidden cell phone, Kim accesses his secret weapons cache and embarks on a frantic race through an unfamiliar city in a bid to rescue her parents from certain death. Once she manages to free her father, Mills puts his "particular set of skills" to use while attempting to rescue his Lenore, and escape Merad's unrelenting attack. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784
(that link is for those who haven't watched it yet)
Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
The story starts out a little slowly but does get going. It is better if you have seen the first one as this one makes Bryan the target, not his daughter. "Taken" was a little better, but "2" was interesting enough with action, suspense, and interesting locations. OK
JERRY H (Spoiler alert) Wow! By my count this 60 year old actor portrayed a hero who killed 18 bad guys in the first film and suffererd a grazeing wound on his upper arm. In this sequel I counted carefully and he killed 23 bad guys including about 5 who must have died in multiple roll over car crashes while chasing our hero. This time he suffered some scratches and unseen body bruises from torture. Finally he kills the leader of the bad guys by putting the palm of his hand on the guy's face. What wonderfully realistic entertainment.
Yes it's true not as good as the first one but that's only cuz the first one was super awesome but taking that out of consideration it was still a good enjoyable movie with good action and Liam Neeson is great as always. Just take it as another movie with Liam as opposed to comparing it with the first. Worth the watch.