‘Taken 2’ although, very similar to the original film, is fun, violent, and exhilarating. The film takes place in Istanbul where Bryan’s former victim’s father, Murad (portrayed by Rade Serbedzija) plans to kidnap and kill Bryan and Lenore. Bryan needs to finish a job in Istanbul and after Lenore and Kim’s vacation plans fall through, Bryan invites them to relax and spend time with him in Istanbul. Although a little reluctant, they finally decide to go. Almost as soon as Bryan and family arrive, they get kidnapped. Kim luckily wasn’t taken and has to attempt to save her parents lives by communicating with her genius father on how to rescue them.
‘Taken 2’ is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a film that’s filled with thrilling scenes that will have anyone on the edge of their seat, violence that’s mostly martial arts, and the courage of one family to fight to stay alive.