Escape to the Movies: Taken 2

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Taken 3 With Liam Neeson teaming Up with Arnold reprising his role from COMMANDO! that would be awesome.

SnakeoilSage:

Pipotchi:
No you wouldnt! You'd call the police like any sane person and then sit agonisingly by the phone in the hope that they had found your girlfriend.

When you fall in love some day you'll understand.

So anyone who doesn't attempt a blood-soaked rampage of death to get their loved one back doesn't really love them? I say "attempt" because in real life, even assuming some kind of training, most people would either be shot and die, or convince the kidnappers you're not worth the hassle of a ransom and leave your loved one in a ditch. That's why most leave it to the police and hostage negotiators, and that's why they don't do rampages.

I'll still probably see this one, if only because it's a good way to kill a few hours with my friends, and there's nothing else out right now.

Everyone goes on an on about how awesome Liam Neeson is, but the only exposure I've had to him are movies in which he is incredibly boring and monotone (The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, etc.)...I should probably see the first Taken, and Schindler's List.

I kind of liked Taken, thought it was fun. But it also felt like the perfectly self-contained action movie; it did NOT need, nor should it ever have gotten, a sequel.

DVS BSTrD:
Oh Liam Neelson, just slow down. You don't have to try so hard to be...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Boss-for-us.

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you could had said:

maybe the title suggest that this movie should not be taken seriously...

DRTJR:
Taken 3 With Liam Neeson teaming Up with Arnold reprising his role from COMMANDO! that would be awesome.

i somehow see a nicolas cage in there.

he is everywhere and doesnt have such high standards.

Did anyone think the intro was going to be a nod to the Critic Openings from the TV show? The Phone Ring was the same as Jay Sherman's, even. Just a thought.

OT: Short of a drinking game with my friends (Affectionally called "Take a Drink everytime Liam Neeson does something badass; You'll have blood poisoning before the movie is over) I'm not sure a sequel will do anything for me. I love Liam Neeson, but I enjoy the first one with my friends, so it might be a better "with friends" picture then a serious one.

I might watch it, though. It might be kind of fun to watch.

Mcoffey:

SnakeoilSage:

Pipotchi:
No you wouldnt! You'd call the police like any sane person and then sit agonisingly by the phone in the hope that they had found your girlfriend.

When you fall in love some day you'll understand.

So anyone who doesn't attempt a blood-soaked rampage of death to get their loved one back doesn't really love them? I say "attempt" because in real life, even assuming some kind of training, most people would either be shot and die, or convince the kidnappers you're not worth the hassle of a ransom and leave your loved one in a ditch. That's why most leave it to the police and hostage negotiators, and that's why they don't do rampages.

I'll still probably see this one, if only because it's a good way to kill a few hours with my friends, and there's nothing else out right now.

Feel free to let your loved ones know that the only thing going through your mind is waiting while someone else looks for them.

Pipotchi:

SnakeoilSage:

Pipotchi:
No you wouldnt! You'd call the police like any sane person and then sit agonisingly by the phone in the hope that they had found your girlfriend.

When you fall in love some day you'll understand.

Lol Don't tell my wife that otherwise she'll expect me to bounce around Europe killing human traffikers next time she's kidnapped.

I'm not disputing your 'desire' to avenge etc but unlike fantasy dad Liam Neeson, you wouldnt have access to weapons, training, French inside connections et al. You'd most likely have to get a Visa before they even let you off a plane

On a side note we have the exact same number of posts!

Yeah, heaven forbid your wife (or daughter, in the context of the movie) expect you to act during her kidnapping. I'm sure they'll appreciate your diligent non-interference.

As a massive fan of the first one im just gonna hope this is one of those times me and Bob don't see eye to eye, go and see the film and come back safe and assured that it was great... at least thats what I hope...

SnakeoilSage:

Pipotchi:

SnakeoilSage:

When you fall in love some day you'll understand.

Lol Don't tell my wife that otherwise she'll expect me to bounce around Europe killing human traffikers next time she's kidnapped.

I'm not disputing your 'desire' to avenge etc but unlike fantasy dad Liam Neeson, you wouldnt have access to weapons, training, French inside connections et al. You'd most likely have to get a Visa before they even let you off a plane

On a side note we have the exact same number of posts!

Yeah, heaven forbid your wife (or daughter, in the context of the movie) expect you to act during her kidnapping. I'm sure they'll appreciate your diligent non-interference.

I'm sure my wife (or daughter) would expect me to act. However in this case the best course of action is too alert the authorities, give them all the pertinant information and then join them on the next plane in order to give them any support they need.

Whenever you see news of people who been kidnapped their families provide all the information, do appeals and fund raise to keep the story in the public eye. What they DONT do is turn up at Charles de Gaulle aiport waving a handgun wittering on about "I gots to save my daughter!"

Thats what an adult with responsibilities would do, perhaps not what an overgrown man-child would do but which do you think has the greater chance of success outside of fantasyland?

Is it sad that when I accidentally read the movie title as Teken 2 I was much more excited?

SnakeoilSage:

Mcoffey:

SnakeoilSage:

When you fall in love some day you'll understand.

So anyone who doesn't attempt a blood-soaked rampage of death to get their loved one back doesn't really love them? I say "attempt" because in real life, even assuming some kind of training, most people would either be shot and die, or convince the kidnappers you're not worth the hassle of a ransom and leave your loved one in a ditch. That's why most leave it to the police and hostage negotiators, and that's why they don't do rampages.

I'll still probably see this one, if only because it's a good way to kill a few hours with my friends, and there's nothing else out right now.

Feel free to let your loved ones know that the only thing going through your mind is waiting while someone else looks for them.

I think I'd rather tell her I let the professionals handle her safe rescue than say "Sorry Honey, I tried!" over her grave. Or getting us both killed in the attempt.

But you do it your way, Mr McClane.

Awww...but I liked Liam Neeson kicking ass

Cant wait till Tak3n

Meh, I liked the first one and I like Neeson so I'm still seeing it. Can't be worse then RE: Retribution.

Good review. Heck great review it probably saved me money.

Imp Emissary:
Yeah, that's about what I thought when I heard this movie was coming out.

What I loved was when Liam Neeson was on Jon Stewart's show, Jon asks; "Taken 3?", and Liam just does the cutting his own neck with his hand move.

I hope he was right.

And now I'm off to watch The Daily Show, thanks!

rhizhim:

DVS BSTrD:
Oh Liam Neelson, just slow down. You don't have to try so hard to be...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Boss-for-us.

image

you could had said:

maybe the title suggest that this movie should not be taken seriously...

Maybe...
If I didn't even want to pretend like I was trying.

Moeez:

Imp Emissary:
Yeah, that's about what I thought when I heard this movie was coming out.

What I loved was when Liam Neeson was on Jon Stewart's show, Jon asks; "Taken 3?", and Liam just does the cutting his own neck with his hand move.

I hope he was right.

And now I'm off to watch The Daily Show, thanks!

No problem friend. But, you know you really shouldn't need more of a reason to watch The Daily Show/The Colbert Report, other than the fact they are The Daily Show/The Colbert Report. ;)

Wait, PG13?!? Taken was PG13?

Did America get a different edit or something? I distinctly remember Taken featured Liam Neeson shooting a sex trafficker in the face, repeatedly, until the gun was empty.

I also remember electro-torture via the use of nails jammed into the thighs, all on camera. As well as murder by drug overdose, kinfings, a guy getting run over and so on.

PG13?!

fix-the-spade:
Wait, PG13?!? Taken was PG13?

Did America get a different edit or something? I distinctly remember Taken featured Liam Neeson shooting a sex trafficker in the face, repeatedly, until the gun was empty.

I also remember electro-torture via the use of nails jammed into the thighs, all on camera. As well as murder by drug overdose, kinfings, a guy getting run over and so on.

PG13?!

there was no nudity and lite swearing gotta love the MPAA huh?

Probably should've gone with Frankenweenie, Bob. At least that one has some favourable reviews behind it.

This has just not been a good week for you, has it Bob?

DVS BSTrD:

rhizhim:
[quote="DVS BSTrD" post="6.390234.15672418"]Oh Liam Neelson, just slow down. You don't have to try so hard to be...

*puts on sunglasses*

you could had said:

maybe the title suggest that this movie should not be taken seriously...

Maybe...
If I didn't even want to pretend like I was trying.

well, i didn't want to be liam around and watch you get rough up by the bad pun gang

I always wondered why, at the end of the first "Taken", Liam Neeson wasn't "taken" in by Interpol for that whole string of murders he committed. Like, you gotta figure that at some point some hapless electrician was called in and found a roasted body strapped to a chair.

Concerning the "oh good, another one" bit:

Spidy looked kind of grumpy in that pic. So maybe Sony is capturing another time honored tradtion of comics: using the next episode to "fix" the crap that didn't work in the last one (extra points if its nonsense needs a third movie to fix). So I suspect a damaging failure on his part that will make him moody and depressed, until he realizes he's been fated to get shit done, so he ups his game reined in and retooled (including personality) into a curiously less divisive Spider-man portrayal.

The novelty of the first was film for me at least was just Liam Neeson playing an action role and I enjoyed it, as basic and silly it was. The trailer for the second seemed like a series of shout outs like the badass line at the end and of course name dropping the title in the dialogue. Since I live close to my local cinema there is still a chance I'll see this one but it's not my priority.

Ok, didn't see taken 1 don't plan on seeing this one..

Johnny Depp is going to play a Native American??? also of note, Helena Bohnama Carter will also be playing a Native American (shouldn't someone be offended by now) and the whole thing is being directed by Pirates of the Caribean director/destroyer Gore Virbinski...

WTF

That was an awesome intro. It made my day :D

Funny thing for me about Taken was I too didn't care about it at all when it come out, but by random chance I saw it at a friends house a few months back. It wasn't a terrible movie by any means, but the speech was the only memorable part of the film and that was spammed through TV ads. After watching it the first thought in my head was: man I'm glad I didn't pay to see this in theaters.

I suspect Taken 2 will be around the same quality: fine to watch for free on TV but not worth actually paying for.

So...are they gonna call the sequel The Amazing Spiderman 2, or are they just gonna drop The Amazing part and we're just gonna have another movie called Spiderman 2? (of course it can't live up to the awesome that was Raimi's Spiderman 2)

I'm also curious as to what villain they're going to use. Assuming they don't re-use any of the Raimi villains (Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Hobgoblin, Sandman, Venom...am I forgetting anyone?) and I doubt they're gonna revive the idea of Bruce Campbell being Mysterio like they were gonna do in Raimi's Spiderman 4 (god, how awesome would that have been?)

Who do we have left? My knowledge of Spiderman villains is slightly lacking, but I feel like all we have left are the other animal based villains

The Rhino, the Vulture, the Gibbon, etc. etc.

...though to be honest, I would LOVE to see The Vulture. The idea of snarky hipster spiderman fighting a frail 80 year old man in a vulture costume would probably get me to go see it...

The reason why I've spent this entire post talking about Spiderman is because...well...I don't really care about Taken 2 (I thought the first one was alright) and I was never into the Lone Ranger enough for that image to bother me sooo...spiderman is about all I've got to talk about.

Yeah, I loved Taken.

But when I heard there was a Taken 2, my only reaction was... "Why?"

Movie didn't need a sequel and any made was guarenteed to be contrived.

Scars Unseen:
Everything I needed to know about this movie occurred at 3:09. The slowmo protagonist strut with the birds flying behind him is never a good sign.

Or the greatest sign ever. Now all we need is him jumping sideways with a gun in each hand.

It's a shame that Bob doesn't find this as good as the first Taken. Shame. Of course, by good, I mean enjoyable in a kind of goofy, 80s ironic kind of way. I'll wait till a rental then.

why does Johnny Depp's character look like Captain Jack Sparrow without a hat and his face painted?

Strain42:
spidey-snip

Aren't all spider-man villains animal based?

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