Friday, October 5, 2012

Taken 2

  • 'Taken 2' breaks necks, not new ground, critics say

    One of the lessons to be gleaned from sequels like "Taken 2" is that bad guys never learn. You'd think, for example, that anyone privy to the bloody rampage carried out by concerned father and ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) to save his daughter ...

  • 'Taken 2,' 'Frankenweenie,' 'Pitch Perfect' (Review Revue)

    This week at the multiplex, we've got a kidnapping plot ("Taken 2," starring Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen), a reanimated pooch (Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," with voice work from Winona Ryder and Martin Landau), and a cappella all-stars ("Pitch ...

  • Taken 2, Frankenweenie, Pitch Perfect New in Theaters This Weekend

    Of the new releases, I highly recommend the anti-Glee movie and I recommend the reanimated dog movie (although I think it's both too sad and too scary for the little ones).

  • 'Taken 2' May Be Box-Office Champ, Experts Predict

    The combined potential might of Liam Neeson's "Taken 2," Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and the expansion of "Pitch Perfect" into more theaters bode well for Hollywood's prospects this weekend, according to industry experts and analysts.

  • 'Taken 2' grabs a few thrills

    From title to catch phrases, Taken 2 (* * 1/2 stars out of four) makes no bones about being a follow-up to the 2008 French thriller that made Liam Neeson our favorite middle-aged action hero.

  • 'It's Neeson season': A week's worth of Liam Neeson

    With the release of "Taken 2," Liam Neeson's reputation as a badass, take-no-prisoners action star has reached fever pitch.

  • 'Taken 2': The Reviews Are In!

    Liam Neeson and his very particular set of skills return to theaters this weekend with "Taken 2," the sequel to 2009's hit actioner that kicked-started the gun-slinging, baddie-bashing second act of 60-year-old Neeson's career.

  • 'Taken 2' Reviews, 'The Paper Boy,' Miguel's 'Kaleidoscope Dream' & More: The ...

    "Butter" and the intensely hyped "Taken 2" also failed to impress, as did horror film "V/H/S" -- a piece of cinematic coal that most critics have vowed to never rewind.

  • Movie Review: Taken 2

    In Taken 2, it's a few years later and Brian is a more regular part of his daughter's life. Indeed, he's teaching her to drive.

  • Taken 2 Review (MovieMantz)

    In the years that followed, mid-range box office hits - like last year's "Unknown" and last winter's "The Grey" - solidified Neeson's newfound status, so of course it was only a matter of time before moviegoers were graced with "Taken 2." And now that ...

  • In Theaters: 'Taken 2' & 'The Paperboy' Are 'Butter' In The Mouths Of ...

    Former-but-still-hardcore CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is back to make a foreign land his battleground in "Taken 2," from director Olivier Megaton (oh, how we wish we'd made that name up). This time around, it's not his daughter, Kim (Maggie ...

  • Review: Taken 2

    Like most sequels, Taken 2 takes places a few years after Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) single handedly laid waste to a few hundred Albanian goons.

  • Taken 2: Liam Neeson Proves Age and Body Count Are Just Numbers

    Those are just a few of the espionage skills demonstrated by Liam Neeson's Bryan Mills in Taken 2, a hyperdrive sequel to the 2009 thriller that cost $25 million to produce and earned nearly 10 times that at the worldwide box office.

  • Taken 2: Same As It Ever Was

    Well, okay Taken 2 (which I really feel should have been called something more creative like Re-Taken or Taken It 2 The Streetz) does offer up some slight variations on the original.

  • Weekend Movie Preview: 'Taken 2,' 'Frankenweenie,' 'Pitch Perfect' & More

    This weekend at the movies Liam Neeson is back as tough ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills in "Taken 2," Tim Burton delivers the feature-length version of his animated short "Frankenweenie," Anna Kendrick sings her heart out in the comedy "Pitch Perfect," Nicole ...

  • Taken 2, The Paperboy, and Pitch Perfect

    Taken 2 is even more frankly preposterous than its predecessor. In fact, I'm pretty sure that French director Olivier Megaton is playing this movie entirely for laughs.

  • 'Taken 2' review: Dad gets mad - again

    In "Taken 2," poor Liam Neeson doesn't ask for much out of life, just a chance to worry over his teenage daughter, like an old fusspot, and maybe get back with his ex-wife.

  • Taken 2 Theatrical Review

    Liam Neeson first appeared as former CIA operative Bryan Mills in 2008's Taken, in which Mills's daughter was kidnapped by an Albanian sex-trafficking gang while holidaying in Paris.

  • Movie Review - 'Taken 2'

    Any plot elements that you see in "Taken 2" are merely superficial. Kim has a boyfriend, but he adds nothing to the movie and seems to be there because it's a teenage girl requirement.

  • Box Office Report: 'Taken 2' Scores $1.5 Million in Midnight Runs

    Taken 2 opens almost two years after Taken transformed into a sleeper box-office hit, revitalizing Neeson's career and grossing $226.8 million worldwide after opening domestically to $24.7 million in early January 2009.

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