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17 May 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Taken may not have been everyone's cup of cocoa - its politics ranged from a 'bit iffy' to 'borderline fascistic' - but those who loved it, and there was $224m worth of love for this thriller, went to the mattresses for it. Taken 2 looks like repeating the trick...

One thing everyone can agree on is that Liam Neeson's one-man thuggenaut of guns and fists is a cinematic force of nature to rival Bronson in Death Wish and Marvin in Point Blank. Woe betide any villain who gets between him and his family.

Judging by EW's new pics from the sequel, Mills's particular set of skills hasn't got rusty in the three years since he took down Parisan underworld.


 
To that skillset, Mills seems to have added the ability to make fire with his mind. Run and hide bad guys.


 
The thread between Taken 2 and its precursor is a gangster whose son Mills killed in the first film's rescue. To avenge himself, the crim kidnaps the former CIA man's ex-wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Maggie Grace). Don't expect them to stay kidnapped for long.


Taken 2 storms our screens on October 5.


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RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: Lucky Day I quite like Taken. It does it's job well and Liam Neeson puts in a solid performance. I will conceed his daughter could have been given more than the three minutes in Europe before running into trouble. More than this though, why did his pals not offer to go to Paris and help him? You know, the elite CIA agents who pitch up at his house, strike up a BBQ & beg him to re-join the team. You would think one of them at least would have his back ? That spoiled it for More

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RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
pre Taken Liam Neeson = imposing mentor type....post Taken Liam Neeson = a man with a particular set of skills More

Posted by jackcarter at 21:35 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
I quite like Taken. It does it's job well and Liam Neeson puts in a solid performance. I will conceed his daughter could have been given more than the three minutes in Europe before running into trouble. More than this though, why did his pals not offer to go to Paris and help him? You know, the elite CIA agents who pitch up at his house, strike up a BBQ & beg him to re-join the team. You would think one of them at least would have his back ? That spoiled it for me. Shame. More

Posted by Lucky Day at 21:29 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: attakdog L: OPEN YOUR EYES Personally I felt the empire review was so right. b] was a poor,poor film. guess it was if you were expecting to see Tree of Life, some black and white french shite or the latest woody allen snoozer. you leave your brain at the doorke it for what it is (ie dont take it too seriously and try and over analyze some imaginary underlying message) then its the most solid 3 star film in the history of cinema. The one star review was so grossly More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 21:19 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: OPEN YOUR EYES Personally I felt the empire review was so right. b] was a poor,poor film. guess it was if you were expecting to see Tree of Life, some black and white french shite or the latest woody allen snoozer. But if you leave your brain at the door and take it for what it is (ie dont take it too seriously and try and over analyze some imaginary underlying message) then its the most solid 3 star film in the history of cinema. The one star review was so grossly over th More

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RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
something else - Unknown (aka Taken Too) got 3 stars More

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RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: Cool Breeze While i enjoyed Taken a great deal,consider this..when Mills rescues his daughter at the end by killing all the bad guys on the boat...whos driving the boat? If theres nobody driving the boat then they were gonna crash! ote] I wish they did crash. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 21:00 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
While i enjoyed Taken a great deal,consider this..when Mills rescues his daughter at the end by killing all the bad guys on the boat...whos driving the boat? If theres nobody driving the boat then they were gonna crash! More

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RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
Personally I felt the empire review was so right. b] was a poor,poor film. More

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the empire review was soooo wrong, as usual More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 20:03 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: jackcarter L: attakdog "Taken may not have been everyone's cup of cocoa " Certainly not yours empire, *cough* one star *cough*. Bit late to be jumping on the bandwagon now ha?...just checked and sure enough ONE STAR! orget Attack of the Clones getting 5, giving Taken 1 star has got to be the worst empire ratings crime of all time!! its easily a 4 star film for the 'particular set of skills' scene alone! f I remember rightly, it was a bit of an embarassing review in More

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I love that they say it may not be evryones cup of tea like it wasnt a popular movie, it was a massive hit! More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 19:06 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: OPEN YOUR EYES L: jackcarter L: attakdog "Taken may not have been everyone's cup of cocoa " Certainly not yours empire, *cough* one star *cough*. Bit late to be jumping on the bandwagon now ha?...just checked and sure enough ONE STAR! orget Attack of the Clones getting 5, giving Taken 1 star has got to be the worst empire ratings crime of all time!! its easily a filme 'particular set of skills' scene alone! ttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YkNU4tHUVCw/TtLDmHyAKSI/A More

Posted by jackcarter at 11:59 on 20 May 2012 | Report This Post

RE: TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: jackcarter L: attakdog "Taken may not have been everyone's cup of cocoa " Certainly not yours empire, *cough* one star *cough*. Bit late to be jumping on the bandwagon now ha?...just checked and sure enough ONE STAR! orget Attack of the Clones getting 5, giving Taken 1 star has got to be the worst empire ratings crime of all time!! its easily a filme 'particular set of skills' scene alone! ttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YkNU4tHUVCw/TtLDmHyAKSI/AAAAAA AAE1s/BUGpHuGqiCk/s16 More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 22:42 on 19 May 2012 | Report This Post

TAKEN GOT * STAR??!!
L: attakdog "Taken may not have been everyone's cup of cocoa " Certainly not yours empire, *cough* one star *cough*. Bit late to be jumping on the bandwagon now ha?...just checked and sure enough ONE STAR! orget Attack of the Clones getting 5, giving Taken 1 star has got to be the worst empire ratings crime of all time!! its easily a 4 star film for the 'particular set of skills' scene alone! More

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itics ranged from a 'bit iffy' to borderline fascistic -ive it a rest with this nonsense; are you going to say the same about future Bonds or any other revenge film (or any of the past ones)? More

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