Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More First Look Images: Patrick Stewart As A Neo-Nazi In 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room' & More Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Christopher Nolan Talks 'Interstellar' Twist And Enigmatic Ending Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Déjà Vu Or More Of The Same? Watch The Domestic Trailer For 'Taken 2'

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist July 30, 2012 at 4:59PM

In "Taken," the 2008 French thriller produced by Luc Besson and directed by Pierre Morel, unlikely action-star Liam Neeson played Bryan Mills, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative who sets about tracking down his daughter (Maggie Grace) after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. The picture has truly been film a turning point in Neeson's career redefining the actor as a successful action film star.
1
Taken 2
In "Taken," the 2008 French thriller produced by Luc Besson and directed by Pierre Morel, unlikely action-star Liam Neeson played Bryan Mills, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative, who sets about tracking down his daughter (Maggie Grace) after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. The picture has truly been a turning point in Neeson's career, redefining the actor as a successful action film star.
 
In "Taken 2," set for release later this year, still produced by Besson, but this time directed by another underling, Oliver Megaton, the same retired CIA operative (Neeson) and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage by the father (Rade Serbedzija) of one of the kidnappers Mills killed while rescuing his daughter in the first film. It's essentially a revenge movie and now Bryan has to rely on his daughter to help them get out.
 
OK, so no one ever said these "Taken" films were very original or worked from very complicated scripts, fair enough. A domestic trailer has arrived and it's not very different from the international trailers we've seen thus far, but we assume the entire picture isn't going to be radically different either. We're sure the motto here is: if it ain't broke, don't fix it, though they may be taking that too much to heart if these trailers are any indication. Still, there's an audience out there for these films, we may just not be the bullseye. Or the target. Or within the same shooting range. "Taken 2" arrives in theaters on October 5, 2012.
 

This article is related to: Taken 2, Liam Neeson, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates