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Movie Breakdown: Taken 2

October 5, 2012


People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Because why not, Liam Neeson returns as a badass dad in Taken 2.  Many wonder why the movie wasn’t titled Retaken.

The Reality:

Taken 2 is one of the laziest movies I’ve ever seen.  I know the premise of the series doesn’t exactly allow much plot or character flexibility – someone gets taken, Liam Neeson kicks ass until he gets them back, and there’s just nothing else to it.  This is fine, but the film should at least have something that feels a little inspired.  Taken 2 only exists to hold out Neeson’s mitts until they’re full of cash, and because of this I forbid you all from ever wasting any time with it.

The Lesson:

If a sequel is made with zero effort from all parties involved, it should have to be tagged with “too” at the end of the title.  That way we all know to avoid it – Taken Too.

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