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Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace ... Kim
Famke Janssen ... Lenore
Leland Orser ... Sam
Jon Gries ... Casey
D.B. Sweeney ... Bernie
Luke Grimes ... Jamie
Rade Serbedzija ... Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Kevork Malikyan ... Inspector Durmaz
Alain Figlarz Alain Figlarz ... Suko
Frank Alvarez ... Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli Murat Tuncelli ... Custom Officer Albania
Ali Yildirim Ali Yildirim ... Imam
Ergun Kuyucu Ergun Kuyucu ... Mirko
Cengiz Bozkurt ... Border Guard #1
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Storyline

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Arabic

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taken 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,514,769, 7 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$139,854,287, 21 February 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$376,141,306, 21 February 2013
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| (Extended Version)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Albeit they have no scenes in this film together , Rade Serbedzija and Maggie Grace actually played husband and wife in The Fog (2005). See more »

Goofs

The Istanbul police cars in the movie are very old Tofas brand cars. These cars have not been used as police cars since over a decade, however they do have the updated police writing and logo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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. We will not rest until his blood flows into this very ground. We will have our revenge.
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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. See more »

Alternate Versions

A Blu-ray has been released with both the Theatrical Version & a Unrated Cut along with an alternate ending and deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A-klassen: Et år efter (2013) See more »

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Canim Dedklerim
Written by Ali Tekinture,Yamuz Durmus
Performed by Ali Tekinture
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Good, but not great.
20 October 2012 | by sarahc1694See all my reviews

When initially hearing that there was going to be a sequel for Taken, I was immediately sparked with interest and ultimate hope that this movie would fall nothing short of great. The first movie was encompassed with fantastic action scenes, a swiftly paced structure coupled with an intriguing story line leaving viewers perpetually glued to the TV screen. Despite some irritating characters, Liam neeson's persona overshadowed the others, with his remarkable ability to draw the audience in with a cool edgy, smart spy and professionalism he'd likably envelop throughout the film. The movie also had the ability to elevate us into the realm of gangsters, mobs and hit-man within the gruesome and morbid business of sex trafficking. The sheer reality of this gritty world evoked a sense of realism, which served to elevate anger for the villains of the film, teaming with Liam as he embarked on a brutal crusade, slaughtering all those whom would step in his path. This formula complimented the film greatly, the notion of a loved one being taken, evoked emotional, and personally issues, and it worked, however replicating this into a sequel may be difficult.

Through analyzing both films, it is inevitable to concur that they both mirror similar formulaic traits and themes. This idea can be easily parralled with the 'Hangover' franchise, as the producers believed repeat offending could spring success, which it did. Therefore would it be safe to say how both films demonstrate evoke deep emotional complexities from love ones being taken, the persona's futile quest to cultivate through their enemies (predominately the whole motif of the film) in order to retrieve what had been taken from them, a successful formula? The answer is yes, as within 'The hangover' audiences will continuously indulge their original interest to exert effort 'Cash' into a previous film they'd already seen. It is evident this is the case with taken 2.

Deespite my cynical evaluations of taken, i will suggest how i perceived the sequel to be pure cinematic enjoyment, but nothing more. The point Iam trying to articulate here is, If you immensely enjoyed the sheer brilliance of the first one, then you will thoroughly enjoy the second, although not equally. Your emotional response will be heightened as an attempt to humanize the mother did served to provide likability and evoke an evident care factor in her capture.Still remarkably serves to magnify elements presented in the first film, though this formula does work, it cannot live up to the original story, perpetual tension, excitement and elevation of raw realism and action of the first film. I'd say if your a fan, you might-en regret seeing this, if not, it wouldn't be the end of the world to give this one a miss.

Ultimately I will reward it 7 out of 10.


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