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Snaps
10-07-2012, 19:49
Pretty much a continuing storyline from the first one. I'd ballpark it a 90minute movie excluding the previews and such so it's a good runtime. I'm not a fan of those 2 or 2.5 hr movies. I think the violence was a bit toned down from the first one but overall if you liked the first one you'll like the second one.

And still why don't they let Maggie Grace be blonde? She looks so much better as a blonde it's amazing.

USMCsilver
10-07-2012, 19:50
I thought the 1st could have been done in 15 minutes.

I was NOT a fan.

86brick
10-07-2012, 20:01
I seen Taken 2 yesterday. It was good, but IMO the first one was much better. Considering the ending I wonder if they are thinking of a Taken 3. I hope not because I wonder how many more Albanians are left for him to kill.

Snaps
10-07-2012, 20:03
that's what the Mrs said, but I don't really expect a 3rd one.

Spiffums
10-07-2012, 20:19
This is hollywood.........if it made a dollar once and another dollar on sequel/part 2 there will be a 3rd.

jtmac
10-07-2012, 20:23
I seen Taken 2 yesterday. It was good, but IMO the first one was much better. Considering the ending I wonder if they are thinking of a Taken 3. I hope not because I wonder how many more Albanians are left for him to kill.

From what I've read, the writer (Luc Besson) has stated that this one will be the only sequel.

I haven't seen it, but I'm skeptical. I think the first one stood on its own.

Walkin' Boss
10-07-2012, 21:07
Taken 3 :

http://thazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/thazing-1133.jpg

LASTRESORT20
10-07-2012, 21:12
I enjoyed the first one.....

crni4
10-07-2012, 21:17
I really enjoyed the first one, but second one was too korny. A lot more of the girl (not a good thing) and her acting is subpar. My wife thought it was the worst movie ever. I dont recomend it.

Altaris
10-07-2012, 21:19
I'm not a fan of those 2 or 2.5 hr movies..

I think anything Under 2hrs is a waste of time that is just trying to rob me of my money.

jollygreen
10-07-2012, 21:52
I read reviews. I'll wait for it on Netflix instant downloads. Should be there in a couple weeks. I'm just surprised (based on reviews) it didn't go straight to DVD.

tsmo1066
10-07-2012, 22:09
Taken 3 :

http://thazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/thazing-1133.jpg


:rofl:

That movie would only be 20 seconds long, of course, since Chuck can roundhouse kick through the phone.

MulletLoad
10-07-2012, 22:14
I thought the first one was ok, but I give it 5 stars for springing it on my unsuspecting wife right before our daughter when to Paris as an exchange student.

So I'm a wee bit sadistic

fnfalman
10-07-2012, 22:51
The daughter should have showm more flesh.

The mom is still HAWT even though she's near 50.

Kevin108
10-08-2012, 00:47
From what I've read, the writer (Luc Besson) has stated that this one will be the only sequel.

I haven't seen it, but I'm skeptical. I think the first one stood on its own.

They didn't quit making Jurassic Park movies just because Michael Crichton quit writing JP books...

Snaps
10-08-2012, 03:19
I read reviews. I'll wait for it on Netflix instant downloads. Should be there in a couple weeks. I'm just surprised (based on reviews) it didn't go straight to DVD.

I've never seen good reviews for a good movie, it's always those foreign films that get the good ones and the really good movies bomb from reviewers.

I prefer to get info from normal people. Again, if you liked the first one, you'll like the sequel.

Snaps
10-08-2012, 03:20
The daughter should have showm more flesh.

The mom is still HAWT even though she's near 50.

google her, she looks 100times better blonde.

Beretta92guy
10-08-2012, 04:27
Liam Neeson is packing a Beretta 92.....the sexiest thing in the entire movie :)

iLift45's
10-08-2012, 05:02
PG 13 is lame!!

Snaps
10-08-2012, 05:33
I didn't even notice that, I did say it seemed like they tuned down the violence a bit though

Orive 8
10-08-2012, 08:12
Saw it yesterday with my wife. We both liked the first one and we both liked the second one.

Sharkey
10-08-2012, 08:58
What I wanna know is if he has a certain skillset, why the hell do his family members keep getting taken?! :supergrin:

We liked the first one and will see the second one most likely on DVD. I hardly go to a matinee now and never go to the movies on a Fri or Sat night.

eruby
10-08-2012, 09:31
I just saw Taken on Fx Network (I'm behind the times) and it was just what I expected.

As always, it sucks to watch edited for TV movies as when Peter jumps off the ramp and onto the truck and lands on the street, he is not dead. They cut to a close up of Liam Neeson and then a commercial. Later, Neson says "he's dead" meaning Peter, but I didn't know that as it was edited.

How did Neeson know about 'Mr McCaan' when he went to shake down the Albanians and used Jean Claude's business card to gain entry?

I'll have to go see Taken 2 now. :cool:

badge315
10-08-2012, 09:31
Why is it that all eastern European bad guys wear those cheesey warm-up suits?:dunno: :supergrin:

Dennis in MA
10-08-2012, 11:18
I still say, in proper Hollywood lingo, it should have been titled, "Taken: Again!"

SC Tiger
10-08-2012, 11:25
Taken 3 :

http://thazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/thazing-1133.jpg

Norris was the original choice for "Taken" but had to drop out, after three different actors on the other end of the phone during the "I will find you, and I willl kill you" scene died.

jasonvp
10-08-2012, 11:39
I'd rate the first as better than the second, but I did enjoy the second quite a bit. The beginning of it was a bit too disjoint for my tastes, with the sudden cut here, cut there, cut here, and cut there again. As if they were forcing themselves to cram too much into too little screen time.

Once the Mills character became the bad ass we know him to be, it was all good. Unless, of course, you're a bad guy.

Fun movie and I highly recommend it.

jas

Brucev
10-08-2012, 11:46
The first Taken was a very good movie. Will look forward to seeing Taken 2.

JFrame
10-08-2012, 13:36
I just saw Taken on Fx Network (I'm behind the times) and it was just what I expected.

As always, it sucks to watch edited for TV movies as when Peter jumps off the ramp and onto the truck and lands on the street, he is not dead. They cut to a close up of Liam Neeson and then a commercial. Later, Neson says "he's dead" meaning Peter, but I didn't know that as it was edited.

How did Neeson know about 'Mr McCaan' when he went to shake down the Albanians and used Jean Claude's business card to gain entry?

I'll have to go see Taken 2 now. :cool:

You really should try to catch the expanded director's cut of "Taken," rather than the broadcast or theatrical release versions. In the latter versions, Bryan (Neeson) is shown dropping bad guys with one, or at most, two shots. In the director's cut, he never seems to put out less than three shots per target, and often seems to be emptying half a magazine into a bad guy -- much more satisfying. http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/big/Viannen_loungelizard.gif

Also, in the "torture" sequence, the theatrical release version has Bryan clamping electrical leads to a metal chair. In the director's cut, he drives 10-penny nails into the bad guy's legs, and then clamps the leads onto the nails. :shocked:


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VC-Racing
10-08-2012, 13:42
:wavey:



228227

:whistling:

JFrame
10-08-2012, 13:49
:wavey:



228227

:whistling:


:rofl::rofl:

Good one... http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good.gif


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CrazyTrain
10-08-2012, 23:26
I absolutely loved the first one but was really disappointed with Taken 2. It wasn't a bad film, maybe my expectations were too high.

GlockPistola
10-09-2012, 21:56
My wife and I enjoyed it, but we still think Liam Neeson is more believable with a sword or a lifesaver than with a gun.

jame
10-09-2012, 22:14
I think it would have taken a lot less energy in Taken 1 if he would have just released the damned Kraaken and gone home.

Did he take the mythological dragon option in Taken 2 or did he do it himself?

cgwahl
10-09-2012, 22:15
I still say, in proper Hollywood lingo, it should have been titled, "Taken: Again!"


No. "Retaken."