Film: Taken 2; Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace; Director: Olivier Megaton; Rating: ***`
Frech cinema director - and now Hollywood writer and producer - Luc Besson has been a consistent master of the stylized action genre. With clockwork-like precision he has written and produced some of the most famous action series of the last decade, be it the "Transporter", "Taxi" or now the "Taken" series.
Liam Neeson, who was 56 in 2008 when the original "Taken" came out, was the last guy one would have thought to have turned an action star, a la Steven Seagal. Yet the film surprised everyone with the raw energy of Neeson and its immense emotional pull.
If there is any saving grace in Taken 2, which is mostly more of the same elements in the first, it is once again Neeson -- at 60 he packs in a punch» Read full review