Picture from Taken 2
Overall C

Former CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is forced to use his skills again when he and his family (Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace) are threaten by the vengeful father (Rade Serbedzija) of one of the men he killed while rescuing his daughter (in the prequel Taken).

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use B-

Talk to your kids about…

Taken 2

The action in this film takes a while to get started. Does this slow pacing at the beginning of the story make it more difficult to engage with the plot? Can a slow start to a story sometimes be used as a way to create tension?

How does Bryan’s justification for killing people to rescue his daughter compare to Murad’s desire for revenge? Why does it seem more acceptable in the hero than the villain?

How do filmmakers using editing and choreography to create fight scenes?