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International trailer for Taken 2 with Liam Neeson has found you!

Jun. 21, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills, the man with a "particular set of skills" in the first trailer for TAKEN 2.  Co-starring Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, and Rade Serbedzija (as the main villain), the pic is directed by Olivier Megaton (COLUMBIANA) and features yet another fun-filled adventure for the Mills family, while vacationing in Istanbul.

Watch Liam do what he does best:

This has all the ingredients of a high-concept sequel and I'm totally down.  TAKEN was a runaway success and transitioned Neeson from his dramatic roles into that of an uber bad ass, which seems to suit him well.  I know some people are a little nervous about Megaton directing the film, but this trailer looks like he did all right.  

TAKEN 2 hits theaters on October 5, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Famke Janssen...where have you been? Glad to see her back! More movies! Less clothing! Famke for the win!
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1:28PM on 06/21/2012

This series has potential

If done right, I think Bryan Mills could become an iconic action movie character
If done right, I think Bryan Mills could become an iconic action movie character
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5:18PM on 06/21/2012

My new favorite genre.

My new favorite genre: 60 year old Liam Neeson fucks shit up.
My new favorite genre: 60 year old Liam Neeson fucks shit up.
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1:15PM on 06/21/2012
Taken doesn't seem like it needs a sequel (under normal circumstances a movie like that would get a straight-to-DVD sequel with the same plot but an unknown cast), but the idea of the family of the dead kidnappers taking revenge is a great concept, and Istanbul is a gorgeous location for an action film. Also, Neeson kicking butt as well as he usually does.
Taken doesn't seem like it needs a sequel (under normal circumstances a movie like that would get a straight-to-DVD sequel with the same plot but an unknown cast), but the idea of the family of the dead kidnappers taking revenge is a great concept, and Istanbul is a gorgeous location for an action film. Also, Neeson kicking butt as well as he usually does.
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1:56PM on 06/21/2012
Did anybody else get chills watching that?
Did anybody else get chills watching that?
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1:02PM on 06/21/2012
I swear if I was Olivier I'd legally place an "r" in my last name to make it Megatron.

Oh yeah and Liam Neeson kicking ass will get money from me.
I swear if I was Olivier I'd legally place an "r" in my last name to make it Megatron.

Oh yeah and Liam Neeson kicking ass will get money from me.
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3:42PM on 06/21/2012

So far so (very) good

"What will you do?"

"What I do best."

I got chills.
"What will you do?"

"What I do best."

I got chills.
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1:34PM on 06/21/2012

Brilliant

This reminds of of the old school action sequels, the ones that weren't planned franchises five years ahead of schedule. The ones that were popular, and made that shit up as they went along.
Die Hard 2, Lethal Weapon 2, Rambo 2 and now Taken 2.
This reminds of of the old school action sequels, the ones that weren't planned franchises five years ahead of schedule. The ones that were popular, and made that shit up as they went along.
Die Hard 2, Lethal Weapon 2, Rambo 2 and now Taken 2.
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1:50PM on 06/21/2012
So, you mean the ones that basically repeated the formulas of their predecessors? No offense - but DH2 was the worst of its franchise, and Rambo 2 defines cheese. Lethal Weapon 2 was a good sequel but you're basically praising the most derivative sequels ever...
So, you mean the ones that basically repeated the formulas of their predecessors? No offense - but DH2 was the worst of its franchise, and Rambo 2 defines cheese. Lethal Weapon 2 was a good sequel but you're basically praising the most derivative sequels ever...
7:44PM on 06/21/2012
Yep, all of those ones. The ones that had no reason to exist, but do anyway, and I for one am extremely glad they do. Sometimes you don't always want to see something try to be bigger or better, or need to expand upon the dramatic themes of the characters. Sometimes you just want to see those character carry on doing what they do, just in a new location.

Besides Die Hard 2 and Rambo 2 are awesome. Derivative, unnecessary, pointless and utterly meaningless, but damn entertaining. And saying
Yep, all of those ones. The ones that had no reason to exist, but do anyway, and I for one am extremely glad they do. Sometimes you don't always want to see something try to be bigger or better, or need to expand upon the dramatic themes of the characters. Sometimes you just want to see those character carry on doing what they do, just in a new location.

Besides Die Hard 2 and Rambo 2 are awesome. Derivative, unnecessary, pointless and utterly meaningless, but damn entertaining. And saying DH2 is the worst of its franchise is extremely polarising, considering the mass amount of hatred for DH4 that people seem to have.
7:47PM on 06/21/2012
...and saying that DH2 is the most hatred of its franchise is arguable considering most people's seething hatred for DH4.
...and saying that DH2 is the most hatred of its franchise is arguable considering most people's seething hatred for DH4.
10:30PM on 06/21/2012
Nostalgia is funny in that way. DH2 got terrible reviews during its initial release apart from the rare exception (Ebert loved it, for example, but then again he disliked the first one). Die Hard 3 (which I really love) got bad reviews, too. (A few years ago it hovered around 20% on RottenTomatoes, when the 'meter' included mostly reviews from its initial release.) But DH4 received the best reviews of the franchise apart from the first one (80-something on RT and like 7.6/10 on IMDb) so apart
Nostalgia is funny in that way. DH2 got terrible reviews during its initial release apart from the rare exception (Ebert loved it, for example, but then again he disliked the first one). Die Hard 3 (which I really love) got bad reviews, too. (A few years ago it hovered around 20% on RottenTomatoes, when the 'meter' included mostly reviews from its initial release.) But DH4 received the best reviews of the franchise apart from the first one (80-something on RT and like 7.6/10 on IMDb) so apart from the "IT'S PG-13!' fanboys who are a vocal minority on the Internet, it was actually very well-received by the general public. I'm a fan of the series and although I agree that its tone is a bit different from the originals, so too was the third film very different from the first (it was originally the screenplay for Lethal Weapon 4 and they changed it into a Die Hard movie last minute) and I think if you can ignore that it doesn't have tons of vulgar language the action is well-done and choreographed, there is plenty of practical stuntwork and it's a solid, well-made action film.
2:18AM on 06/22/2012
DH2 was, hands down, the best sequel of the bunch. Funny, actionpacked, with great villains like Franco Nero and William Sadler and fun cameos from the DH1 regulars, which made this one felt more familiar.
DH2 was, hands down, the best sequel of the bunch. Funny, actionpacked, with great villains like Franco Nero and William Sadler and fun cameos from the DH1 regulars, which made this one felt more familiar.
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1:29PM on 06/21/2012
Holy sh*t yes!!! Now this is what I'm talking about...
Holy sh*t yes!!! Now this is what I'm talking about...
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1:19PM on 06/21/2012
Oh.. my.. god.
Oh.. my.. god.
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1:10PM on 06/21/2012
Liam Neeson at his best.
Liam Neeson at his best.
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5:35PM on 06/21/2012
"What will you do?"
Bitch did you miss the first movie?! You know damn well what he's about to do!
"What will you do?"
Bitch did you miss the first movie?! You know damn well what he's about to do!
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9:30PM on 06/21/2012
In her defense, she kinda did miss most of it...
In her defense, she kinda did miss most of it...
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9:38PM on 06/21/2012

YES!

I hope Maggie Grace keeps her awkward run in this movie, but manages to kick someone's ass while doing so.

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I hope Maggie Grace keeps her awkward run in this movie, but manages to kick someone's ass while doing so.

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6:59AM on 06/22/2012
Loved the first one...... I just know I'm gonna love this too.
Loved the first one...... I just know I'm gonna love this too.
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4:08AM on 06/22/2012
Looks like fun!
Looks like fun!
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12:50AM on 06/22/2012
Best trailer I have seen in awhile. Very, very excited!
Best trailer I have seen in awhile. Very, very excited!
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7:34PM on 06/21/2012

Pitch Meetings

I wouldn't be surprised if the pitch meetings for these "Liam Neeson Fucks Stuff up For 2 Hours" flicks come dangerously close to that bit from Life's Too Short:

"...that's probably why Luc Besson cast me as Bryan Mills. I said 'Luc, I kick ass ALL the time." And he said, 'that's exactly what I'm lookin' for.' As an actor, you need stuff to draw on, and I drew on that."
I wouldn't be surprised if the pitch meetings for these "Liam Neeson Fucks Stuff up For 2 Hours" flicks come dangerously close to that bit from Life's Too Short:

"...that's probably why Luc Besson cast me as Bryan Mills. I said 'Luc, I kick ass ALL the time." And he said, 'that's exactly what I'm lookin' for.' As an actor, you need stuff to draw on, and I drew on that."
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8:20PM on 06/21/2012
*knock knock*
*knock knock*
2:02PM on 06/21/2012
Looks fantastic
Looks fantastic
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1:38AM on 06/23/2012
Watching this trailer got me to thinking; Liam Neeson is maybe the one actor that I could really see as Robert McCall. “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.”
Watching this trailer got me to thinking; Liam Neeson is maybe the one actor that I could really see as Robert McCall. “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.”
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1:57PM on 06/22/2012
It doesn't look as over-stylized as Transporter 3 and Columbiana, which is a damn good thing. I love the concept of the villains out for revenge. I'm so happy they made this sequel.
It doesn't look as over-stylized as Transporter 3 and Columbiana, which is a damn good thing. I love the concept of the villains out for revenge. I'm so happy they made this sequel.
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7:28PM on 06/21/2012
Neeson is a beast...pure and simple...AMPED for this one...
Neeson is a beast...pure and simple...AMPED for this one...
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12:55PM on 06/21/2012
Looks alright. I still don't know about Megaton.
Looks alright. I still don't know about Megaton.
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6:55PM on 06/22/2012

Unecessary but interesting sequel

I won't lie. When I first heard about a sequel to taken I was uninterested and thought it wouldn't measure up. We obviously can't tell by now if it will but the trailer certainly looked interesting and I'm always down to see Liam Neeson kill bastards!
I won't lie. When I first heard about a sequel to taken I was uninterested and thought it wouldn't measure up. We obviously can't tell by now if it will but the trailer certainly looked interesting and I'm always down to see Liam Neeson kill bastards!
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6:16AM on 06/25/2012
this looks awesome
this looks awesome
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8:05AM on 06/23/2012
Looks good though I have my doubts, either way I'm checking it out.
Looks good though I have my doubts, either way I'm checking it out.
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3:38PM on 06/22/2012

I'm always down for some Liam Neeson ass kicking

But come on, this movie looks a bit silly. So the mother is automatically back in love with him again? Why would they ever think of leaving the country again after what happened? How is the daughter perfectly fine after a traumatic experience like that? If any woman made if out of that experience, she would most likely be afraid to even step outside or talk to any man in public ever again, let alone leave the fucking country. It all just seems a bit silly to me.
But come on, this movie looks a bit silly. So the mother is automatically back in love with him again? Why would they ever think of leaving the country again after what happened? How is the daughter perfectly fine after a traumatic experience like that? If any woman made if out of that experience, she would most likely be afraid to even step outside or talk to any man in public ever again, let alone leave the fucking country. It all just seems a bit silly to me.
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8:12PM on 06/21/2012
I was not a fan of Columbiana, but I don't know if that was because Zoe Saldana was probably the least convincing assassin or if was because the movie was written/directed poorly. Nothing about it was very memorable and I don't know if that's better or worse than if the movie had just sucked.

Anyway, I'm always down for Liam kicking ass and taking names, but I'm not thrilled his character's daughter has a bigger role this time around. It looks like they're trying to make her his apprentice
I was not a fan of Columbiana, but I don't know if that was because Zoe Saldana was probably the least convincing assassin or if was because the movie was written/directed poorly. Nothing about it was very memorable and I don't know if that's better or worse than if the movie had just sucked.

Anyway, I'm always down for Liam kicking ass and taking names, but I'm not thrilled his character's daughter has a bigger role this time around. It looks like they're trying to make her his apprentice or something which is, well, dumb
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2:23PM on 06/21/2012
Yeah that trailer looks decent but don't forget who's directing. Also, is this gonna be PG 13 like the first one?
Yeah that trailer looks decent but don't forget who's directing. Also, is this gonna be PG 13 like the first one?
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3:16PM on 06/21/2012
Yeah that trailer looks decent but don't forget who's directing. Also, is this gonna be PG 13 like the first one?
Yeah that trailer looks decent but don't forget who's directing. Also, is this gonna be PG 13 like the first one?
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1:26PM on 06/21/2012
Well at least they dialed back Neeson's shoe polish haircoloring from the first movie.
Well at least they dialed back Neeson's shoe polish haircoloring from the first movie.
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