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Taken 2 (2012)
On par for part II's
Lets get the obvious criticism out of the way... "its not as good as the first one".
That being said, its a fun movie. The good guys are likable and you can get behind them. It lacked the 'Death Wish' grit and determination of the first movie though, and came across as a routine action film with car chases and shootouts. Like many sequels the plot reflects that it was written just for the sake of making a sequel to a popular movie. The premise is a little too convenient- Mills brings his family for a vacation right into the back yard of the guys looking for revenge on him. (thats not a spoiler, you can deduced that from the commercials). But you can still have fun watching this movie, especially if you liked the first one.
Overall I'd recommend checking this out on DVD or Netflix. Its decent, but not quite worth spending $40 for tix and popcorn for two.
If I could describe this movie in one word it would be...plain. Its your run of the mill low budget thriller, and if you've watched 10 horror movies in your life, you've already seen everything this movie has to offer. Its full of "boo!" scares mixed in with someone standing outside the window one second, and gone the next double takes. Also if you can't stand the disruptive flow of stories where you watch a scene, then all the sudden the character is back on the couch and the last two minutes didn't really happen, you will not like this, because it does that a lot. But it is better that you'd expect for a WWE direct to video movie so watch it only if you come across a free copy and have some time to kill. Lastly, as for all the "confused" reviews- this movie does leave you with a lot of questions, but there is one scene where it zooms in on something for a pause, and that will answer most of the questions. You will know it when you see it.