A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel
Friday, 5 October 2012
Action, Crime, Drama
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Michael said on Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:00:32 AM
I just saw it on HBO. I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but it's so obvious that Neeson, Jansen and the daughter filmed their parts at different times, not with each other. In the wife-hostage scene they even put a bag over her head for only one reason, they probably did not have a Famke Jansen-like stuntwoman that they could tie up in that manner. The only scene where Neeson and Jansen appear to be together was the final rescue scene. Just look for the over the shoulder shots, odd lighting changes, shots with just one actor talking to the other off screen. They stitch together some shots where the actors appear to face each other. I wonder if they used two sets or green screen. It looks like they spent $10 million on a movie that grossed $140 million. I hear Taken 3 is in pre-production. Haha.
Angel said on Saturday, October 20, 2012 4:02:41 PM
Spartacus did get a little better as the season progressed, but it still has some serious flaws contrived plot-lines, terrible dialogue, characters you don't care about, etc. As one person put it, "They took the best of 'Rome' and 'The 300' and then made 'Spartacus' with what was leftover." At times, it's almost painful to watch. I've cringed at how bad some of the dialogue is. And Spartacus constantly acts like a punk-ass, which makes it difficult to empathize with him as a character.
Jonathan Lemmon said on Sunday, October 07, 2012 8:35:33 PM
The only thing I could think about when I saw the trailer in Dark Knight Rises was that they didn't even bother coming up with an original plot. It's basically the same story as the first movie only they kidnap the mother as well as the daughter. I knew it wasn't going to turn out right, and it would just be another ripoff sequel. I've also been enjoying Liam Neeson's carreer lately, I loved The Grey and the first Taken was awesome, but this just seems like a desperate attempt for money. He's much better than this! They better think twice before making a third movie unless they find a writer who can actually pull the story into multiple films and a director who actually knows how to direct an action movie, like Paul Greengrass, or Christopher Nolan. And the writer could be someone like David Goyer or Jonathan Nolan. Combined with Liam Neeson kicking terrorist @ss ninety ways out of ten, that would be a movie worth seeing!
Devon` said on Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:09:50 AM
Taken 2 took $7.50 from me today. The dialogue was harsh; character development, particularly the villain, was laughable. The screenplay was below average, particularly the "solution" that even Wilma from Scooby Doo could not figure out, should have never been inserted in the movie. If you like Liam Neeson, than see the movie. If you like movies that should have been on Lifetime--no offense, watch the movie.
StevenHAsse said on Saturday, October 06, 2012 11:27:24 PM
You know my girlfriend wanted to see Pitch Perfect and I ended up seeing that instead of Taken 2 and from what I saw of your reviews, I think I made the right decision. Pitch Perfect was actually really fun.