We were a little reticent to go and see this, the first in the two, Taken was a great action yarn with a slightly different twist on the hero. Taken2 doesn’t seek to change that really, even using strap lines like “They didn’t listen” to advertise the movie. Whilst it is yet again a seek and destroy movie, except this time for his wife rather than his daughter, it starts in Istanbul, where retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
It is actually very entertaining, constantly wondering how the next one is going to die, almost smiling as you guess correctly or incorrectly as the case may be.
It is playing UK wide now, go and see it, don’t let the “Similar” plot put you off, it is still a thrill a minute and thoroughly worth the watch and the popcorn.