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Taken 2: Extended Harder Cut

Featuring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace & Famke Janssen

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Taken 2, never really got going

| | See all filmcritic1952's reviews (35)

I agree with a lot of the other reviewers, this is a pretty average sequal. I though LN was a bit flat and totally unconvincing but the daughter shone through as did the bad guy. I waited for something to gel and the story to deepen but suddenly the film ended and I felt rather cheated. It is an okay film but nowhere as good as the first Taken, shame!

  Taken 2

| | See all WoolfDragon's reviews (8)

This fim is a must see for Taken fans.
Its an excellent follow on from the original and had me on the edge of my seat throughout.
It as good if not better than the original.........do not miss it

  Bigger isn't always better!

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One panic stricken phone call is broken by Liam Neeson's calm reasoning.
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, Skills I have aquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." Classic line from a classic guilty pleasure, so it was obvious that the original would spawn a much bigger budget sequel. Let there be no doubt Liam Neson is a god among middle aged men. It's a shame that this un-needed follow-up is a bit lazy in comparison to the original. Neeson again is fantastic and hard as nails and the scene by navigation by grenades is brilliantly preposterous. It's a sad truth that there are very few ways to be kidnapped, and diminishing sets in fast. Content to throw a few stunt doubles around in some sub- Bourne action scenes Director Olivier Megaton brings as much streamlines panache and excitement he did with Transporter 3 and Colombiana, in other words very little.
The harder cut is far better than the watered down cert 12 cinema cut, and although the budget is much bigger than the first film, it carries little of what made the first such a classic guilty pleasure.
See if you like.....
Colombiana.
Transporter Trilogy.
Quantum of Solace.
The Bourne Legacy.

  Bigger isn't always better!

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One panic stricken phone call is broken by Liam Neeson's calm reasoning.
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, Skills I have aquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." Classic line from a classic guilty pleasure, so it was obvious that the original would spawn a much bigger budget sequel. Let there be no doubt Liam Neson is a god among middle aged men. It's a shame that this un-needed follow-up is a bit lazy in comparison to the original. Neeson again is fantastic and hard as nails and the scene by navigation by grenades is brilliantly preposterous. It's a sad truth that there are very few ways to be kidnapped, and diminishing sets in fast. Content to throw a few stunt doubles around in some sub- Bourne action scenes Director Olivier Megaton brings as much streamlines panache and excitement he did with Transporter 3 and Colombiana, in other words very little.
The harder cut is far better than the watered down cert 12 cinema cut, and although the budget is much bigger than the first film, it carries little of what made the first such a classic guilty pleasure.
See if you like.....
Colombiana.
Transporter Trilogy.
Quantum of Solace.
The Bourne Legacy.

  Biggest let down of the year

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They really tried to milk the fans by producing this one... I love the first one very much, but I wish i had never seen this. It hurt for days. The story is horrible, the "villains" seem kind of sympathetic, and the cutting is just awful (especially in the fighting scenes). This is a serious review. I hope the people involved in making this movie feel bad.

  what happened??

| | See all westy91's reviews (6)

considered the first film, was gritty, dark, nail biting. this film was poor, reduced to a 12A from a 18, now trying to claw back some pride by releasing this as a 15.

  Guy who rated one star

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To the guy who rated it one star, what are you talking about? The first film isn't exactly believable. Films like these are not set in the real world, it's a fiction action film with a over 50 guy killing hundreds of other guys without them standing a chance. If you enjoyed the first one and not this one, you're deluded, they're both as unrealistic as each other and this one, in my opinion is just as enjoyable as the first one (Mainly because they're so far-fetch!). And "over the top"? I'm sorry but how is the first one not "over the top"? they're both as in you're face as each other, deal with it!

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  average sequal

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don't go into this film expecting the level of suspense or thrills of the first taken.it's not terrible but it's certainly not a a patch on the original.it feels watered down which of course it was

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