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
If you enjoyed the first Taken film, then you will also like this one. Filmed in Istanbul with lots of great shots around the city. Non stop action with pretty much the same plot & characters as in the first one. Still very good & not a bad way to spend 90 minutes. Wish it was rated R, with some T & A with a few cuss words just to make it more realistic. Come on, 2 beautiful women & NO RIPPED clothing after all those chase scenes? But there is tons of violence, which doesn't count for an R rating anymore..go figure !!! Still, I really liked it & will watch Taken 3 when it is released in 2014. JW30
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!!
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.