During all the press stuff for “The A-Team”, it was inevitable that someone remembered to ask Liam Neeson about the status of “Taken 2″, and the boys at MTV did the job. According to Neeson, he has plans to meet with “Taken” writer/producer Luc Besson later this month to talk about the sequel, but mentions that it’s “hard to get a plot that will be believable”.
Um, say what? Liam, in the first movie your character blew up half of the country and slaughtered his way through a sea of gangsters and Government officials and just got on a plane and flew home without a single French cop trying to stop him. Believable plot is not something you have to worry about for the sequel, my friend.
Despite being released in Europe a whole year before making its way to the States, and having a ripped DVD copy floating out there in the Interwebs for just as long, “Taken” nevertheless scored an impressive $145 million at the domestic box office, over $60 million more than the film’s overseas coin. The sleeper success of “Taken” once again proves the star power of Liam Neeson. Nah, I’m just messin’ with ya. It proves that Americans love a good old fashioned revenge flick where half of Paris gets shot to pieces, even if the plot doesn’t make a lick of sense.