Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 2 Release Date
October 5, 2012
Taken 2 SynopsisIn Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Taken 2 Credits
Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija, and Luke Grimes
Written by: Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen
Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Produced by: Luc Besson
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date: October 5, 2012
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Liam Neeson Has Killed Fewer People On Camera Than You Think
Ever since he took on the role of ass kicker extraordinaire, Liam Neeson has been labeled as a man that could mow down quite a few baddies in the confines of a feature film. At least, that's what we were lead to believe before the graphic above was released onto the internet this afternoon. For those of you who are hardcore Liam Neeson fans that are convinced of his godly powers of justice, you're going to want to sit down for this one.
by Mike Reyes September 24, 2014 comments
Taken 2 Is Available To Stream On iTunes, YouTube And Others
Taken 2 won’t get its official Blu-ray release until January 15, but those who were hoping to get the sequel for Christmas might actually still be in luck. Fox Home Entertainment announced today that it’s releasing the Liam Neeson flick on a variety of HD Digital platforms effective immediately.
by Mack Rawden December 18, 2012 comments
The Action-Packed Taken 2 Will Hit Blu-ray In January
Liam Neeson doesn’t always seem like the most intrinsic of action stars, but when he steps into the shoes of CIA operative Bryan Mills, he always brings his A-game. Taken 2, the follow-up to Mill’s first revenge thriller, Taken, had a nice run in theaters, and will now be hitting homes just after the holidays. Taken 2 will fight its way on to Blu-ray and DVD on January 15.
by Jessica Rawden November 30, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Argo Lands Second As Taken 2 Doubles Up At Number One
Ben Affleck's Oscar baiting Argo settled for a close second place with $20 million. That wasn't quite enough to top his previous directorial effort The Town which bowed in at $23 million. The drop is most easily blamed on the fact that Jon Hamm wasn't cast this time around.
by Scott Gwin October 14, 2012 comments
Taken 3 Is Happening, According To A Producer
Robert Mark Kamen, who produced both Taken and Taken 2, has confirmed that the big box office take for the sequel has convinced the filmmakers behind it to make a part three. "We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers," Kamen said. "But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."
by Eric EIsenberg October 9, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Taken 2 Storms Theaters While Frankenweenie Plays Dead
It's not often that a sequel majorly outperforms its predecessor, but in the case of Taken 2, despite being hammered by critics for being a pale shadow of the original, it banked more than twice as much cash as Taken did on its opening weekend.
by Scott Gwin October 7, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Dominates Friday Box Office While Frankenweenie Lags
As the sequel to the surprise smash hit Taken, we probably could have expected that Taken 2 would have a big box office weekend-- but possibly no one could have expected it to be this big. Early estimates have Taken 2 making an estimated $18.5 million, which includes $1.5 million from midnight showings
by Katey Rich October 6, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Director Olivier Megaton Doesn't Especially Like Sequels Or Action Movies
Taken 2 arrives in theaters this weekend promising pretty much everything you loved about the original Taken-- Liam Neeson is back in Europe, bad guys are back to doing bad, and he's got to set them straight in order to protect his family. But of course, no sequel is as simple as that, and nobody knows that better than director Olivier Megaton
by Katey Rich October 5, 2012 comments
Operation Kino 83: Taken 2 vs. Frankenweenie, Plus Digital vs. Film
This week on Operation Kino, we've got a highly specialized set of skills that we will use to bring our beloved pets back from the dead, as we review both Taken 2 and Frankenweenie, two of this weekend's new releases. From there we dive into the conversation that seems to be fascinating a lot of critics these days: digital vs. film
by Operation Kino October 5, 2012 comments
Liam Neeson And Director Say Taken 3 Won't Happen
Taken was exactly the kind of massive surprise hit that almost always lends itself to a sequel, especially when the appeal of the first movie was mostly about Liam Neeson, who seems in no hurry to give up on his newfound reputation as a badass. So with Taken 2 arriving this Friday, it seems logical to assume that plans for a Taken 3 are already in the works
by Katey Rich October 4, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Taken 2 And Frankenweenie Reviews
A slower Sunday for the Rotten Watch with only two flicks on the docket. This week we’ve got Liam Neeson running roughshod over the bad guys and Tim Burton bringing dogs back to life.
by Doug Norrie September 30, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Action Clip Unveils Liam Neeson's Newest Set Of Skills
The original Taken was such a success ($226M globally against an announced budget of $25M) that a sequel was unavoidable. The plot follows Neeson’s retired CIA agent, Bryan Mills, as he fights to protect his wife (Famke Janssen) and daughter (Maggie Grace) from the vengeful terrorists who made his life a living hell in the first place.
by Sean O'Connell September 28, 2012 comments
New Taken 2 Trailer Comes With A Special Liam Neeson Threat
We all know that sequels don't often turn out as good as the original, especially when the original is a lightning-in-a-bottle hit like 2009's Taken, which pulled off the unlikely feat of making Liam Neeson an action hero. Neeson has proven he's a badass worth following since then in films like The Grey
by Katey Rich September 5, 2012 comments
New Taken 2 Trailer Wants You To Take The Guns And Grenades
We all know what we want to see from Taken 2, and luckily everything we've seen from this movie so far seems to offer exactly that. The sequel to the surprise 2009 hit, Taken 2 finds Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills once again in a foreign country facing off against the thugs-- actually, the same thugs from last time
by Katey Rich July 30, 2012 comments
Taken 2 International Trailer Vows Revenge
Everything we've seen so far in the marketing for Taken 2 suggest that director Pierre Morel knows exactly what we want to see: Taken again, and double the Liam Neeson growls. Now a trailer has finally debuted, over at the Australian Yahoo, and though it may be the international trailer, it provides exactly what you'd want to see now matter what country you're in
by Katey Rich June 21, 2012 comments
Liam Neeson Contemplates His Next Move In Taken 2 Poster
Everyone knows it doesn't take much to sell Taken 2. Really, all it takes is one thing-- Liam Neeson, scowling into the middle distance. It helps if you can add a tagline that promises something about his quest for vengeance, but Neeson's terrifying mug is really all it takes
by Katey Rich June 18, 2012 comments
First Look At Liam Neeson Breaking Necks In Taken 2
Since he was reborn as an action star in 2009's Taken, nothing Liam Neeson has done has quite lived up to the pulpy insanity of that first film-- Unknown felt like a sillier retread of the same territory, while The Grey was far more contemplative and interesting than ass-kicking
by Katey Rich May 17, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Spoilers Make Their Way Online
What do we learn? That the sequel returns Neeson, Grace and Famke Janssen (as Neeson’s ex-wife), and takes place in Istanbul, Paris and Los Angeles. The plot – a straight-up vengeance tale – involves the father (Rade Serbedzija) of one of Neeson’s victims swearing to bring our hero down.
by Sean O'Connell February 15, 2012 comments
Taken 2 Adds Brothers And Sisters' Luke Grimes
One of the things that worked so well about Taken was the simplicity of the story. Man loves daughter. Daughter gets kidnapped by human traffickers in Europe. Man tears through France using a “very particular set of skills” to get daughter back. Add Liam Neeson into the equation and the film was bound to be a winner? Will the sequel turn out as well? It’s hard to tell at this point.
by Kelly West November 8, 2011 comments
Taken 2 Plot Details Revealed, Rade Sherbedgia Playing The Villain
When it was reported back in April that Maggie Grace would be returning for Taken 2, I began to have bad flashbacks to the second season of 24. While it was thrilling when Kiefer Sutherland had to save Elisha Cuthbert from evil captors in the first run, when it happened a second time it was uninspired and ridiculous. Now plot details have come out about the Olivier Megaton-directed sequel and, fortunately they're actually doing the complete opposite.
by Eric Eisenberg October 14, 2011 comments
Maggie Grace To Return For Taken 2
Last month there was a big question surrounding the future of Taken 2. as it was unknown if star Liam Neeson would be available to reprise his role as Bryan Mills. Neeson and producer Luc Besson were eventually able to work something out, but what about the proverbial title character? She'll be back too.
by Eric Eisenberg April 6, 2011 comments
UPDATE: Scheduling Issues May Prevent Liam Neeson From Doing Taken 2
One of the principal reasons that Pierre Morel's Taken was such a great success was because Liam Neeson was such a powerhouse in it. Hell, the entire first trailer hinged upon a monologue that few if any other actors could have performed with as much gravitas and force. Sadly, while a sequel is currently in the works, Neeson may not be a part of it.
by Eric Eisenberg March 16, 2011 comments
Luc Besson's Script For Taken 2 Is Complete
While at a press conference for From Paris with Love Luc Besson revealed that he has completed the script for the sequel to his surprise hit Taken. Besson exclaimed, “Yeah, I finished yesterday,” referring to the script
by Perri Nemiroff January 29, 2010 comments
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