Liam Neeson Talks Crazy About Taken Sequel, Something About “Believable Plot”

Liam Neeson in Taken (2008) Movie Image

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.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Neeson is a bdass, plain and simple. From “Gangs of New York” to “SW: Episode 1,” to “Batman Begins” the man is just awesome. Even if “Taken” was ridiculous, so was “Transporter.” That was even more unbelievable. But whatever. Neeson is awesome when he gets a good part. I'd watch John “Hannibal” Qui-gon Ra's al Smith anyday.

  • Brian

    What made Taken so awesome for me is the fact that Liam Neeson kicking ass is just ridiculously enjoyable to watch. Sure he's done some action before but a very large part of his image is linked with how great an actor he is in dramatic roles. To see this complete flip from that was all kinds of awesome. Especially since he plays it so well.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Neeson is a bdass, plain and simple. From “Gangs of New York” to “SW: Episode 1,” to “Batman Begins” the man is just awesome. Even if “Taken” was ridiculous, so was “Transporter.” That was even more unbelievable. But whatever. Neeson is awesome when he gets a good part. I'd watch John “Hannibal” Qui-gon Ra's al Smith anyday.

  • Brian

    What made Taken so awesome for me is the fact that Liam Neeson kicking ass is just ridiculously enjoyable to watch. Sure he's done some action before but a very large part of his image is linked with how great an actor he is in dramatic roles. To see this complete flip from that was all kinds of awesome. Especially since he plays it so well.

  • TheFATLady

    Taken really shoke me to the core. I actually watched it a couple of times, just to address the fear, the rush, the anger, the vengence it generated in me. It reminded me how unsafe we ALL truly are. Few have whilte night fathers to rescue them like Neeson's – uncorruptable fortitude. I found it kind of interesting that a CIA trained assasin wasn't clued into the MK-Ultra program here in our own country.
    The facts that 70% females of the 2.5 million are Taken each year into the Sex Slave Business and 50% of those are woman, that means 35% are female children, with at minimum another 20% male children. This business is growing and fueled by the drug trafficing that joins the two at the hip. I'd like to see where Taken 2 takes us next — our own backyard isn't so squeakly clean either.