Sunday, 23 December 2012

22/12/2012 Taken 2 (2012)

The first Taken was enjoyable nonsense.  This is just insultingly terrible.

It's hard to summarise its many faults but the main issues are Neesen's "teen" daughter is played by somebody who's pushing 30 yet looks 10 years older than that (and appears to keep ageing throughout the film), and said daughter somehow miraculously goes from being incapable of reversing an automatic car five feet to hairing round the backstreets of Istanbul in a manual car with skills Colin McRae would have been proud of.

It is also extremely convenient (not to mention highly unlikely) that the kidnapped Neesen is able to have a leisurely paced phone call with his daughter asking her to do several implausible things (including the casual throwing of a hand grenade) in order to ascertain his location (using a mobile phone which we could only conclude had been secreted up his arse) without his captors overhearing.

Shit on all levels.  Let's hope the franchise ends here.



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