Back in 2008, Liam Neeson enjoyed surprising success with a little known action film titled Taken which ended up taking the US box office by storm! OK, maybe not “by storm”, but it did well enough to warrant a sequel (which, to be honest, doesn’t really mean much because there are a lot of crappy sequels out there … but I’m digressing). This October, Liam Neeson and his on screen family (Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace) will return to the action that was started in Taken with the sequel film Taken 2. Click below to check out the trailer in full.
OH man, this looks good. I remember when Taken was released here in the US back in ’08. If I recall correctly, the movie studio didn’t have high hopes for the film so they released it first internationally, hoping to make some money there before it got released here in the US. My guess is that they attempted to make back as much money as possible in foreign markets first before the film could “flop” here at home. Taken was such an exhilarating and entertaining movie, I wasn’t at all surprised that it found an audience here. Taken 2 looks just as good. As long as they keep the action at a high level and they don’t worry too much with the story, I think this movie will do just fine. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Neeson in action again this Fall. Any Taken fans out there? Are you excited for Taken 2?