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Luc Besson’s “Taken” was a surprise hit that took everyone by surprise. I doubt the sequel is going to take anyone by surprise, though, and from the looks of it, it’s basically the same movie, with an all-new set of bad guys that ties back to the first movie. Other than that? This is definitely one of those, “If it ain’t broke…” deals. Give him credit. Besson knows when he has a good thing on his hands. The film doesn’t open until next month, but until then, check out a new featurette about “the family to root for”. That would, uh, be Bryan’s family, not the family of the guys trying to kill him, in case you were wondering.
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers in TAKEN.When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.
Also starring Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija, Leland Orser, Luke Grimes, and directed by Olivier Megaton.
Root, root, root for the Mills October 5, 2012.
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