Liam Neeson was a bad-ass in Taken as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, but he’s ready to do his thing once more in Taken 2. It would be pretty stupid to have his daughter kidnapped again , so the filmmakers decided to switch things up (literally) by having Mills and his wife kidnapped instead.
This was obviously a very stupid move on the part of the Albanian kidnappers, because as we’ve all seen, Neeson is a one-man killing machine. Only this time, he’s channeling his expertise through his daughter Kim, played by Maggie Grace, who has to do the rescuing this time around.
An exclusive clip featuring the heart-stopping stunts on the movie has just been released, and you can check it out in the player above. From gunfights and dudes jumping across the roofs of buildings to car chases and one-to-hand combat action sequences–you think it, this movie’s got it.
Taken 2 hits theaters this October 5th.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy, because we’ve got the best and latest trailers that you’ve got to check out over the holiday, from Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 and Nicolas Cage’s Stolen to Michael Shannon’s The Iceman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s End of Watch. Happy Labor Day!
Sequels. They’re huge moneymakers for studios who want to milk a film franchise for all it’s worth. I’d say the sequel directly following the original movie is the most risky one to do because it could totally bomb and kill all potential for future flicks. But then again, it could be totally amazing and serve as the takeoff point for the franchise.
Die Hard didn’t have a hard time pushing past its sophomore slump because they’re already knee-deep in the fifth installment, A Good Day to Die Hard. But we find ourselves at that critical point for both Taken and The Expendables, both of which will be releasing their first sequels later this year.
There’s been a lot of talk about the movies with their respective release dates pushing closer. Here are some of the most recent headlines:
- If you’re expecting more quips and a lighter tone for Die Hard 5, then you’ll be disappointed. Director John Moore says that won’t happen, at least not on his watch, because the fivequel featuring John McClane will be as tough and action-filled as its last predecessor.
- Taken seemed like one of those open-and-shut stories with an ending that pretty much tied all the loose ends. So why are we seeing a sequel that brings Liam Neeson back with the same storyline as the first movie?
- A-list action stars, big guns, and everyone’s favorite action sequences reminiscent of the nineties? That’s The Expendables in a nutshell. Expect the sequel to take it a notch further because it’s just been officially stamped with an R rating.
Intrigued? Get the full scoop by clicking on to the gallery above.
Hollywood really likes sequels. I think we can all see that. Most of them flatter to deceive but audiences keep on flocking to their nearest cinemas to see them, and as long as they do America’s finest film production companies will continue to produce them.
So it’s no surprise to see that sequels to Sly Stallone’s The Expendables and Liam Neeson’s Taken have been ordered after they both made quite a large heap of money upon their original releases. And now a poster for each of them are available for us to look at and be impressed by.
The Expendables 2 will be with us on August 17th and will see Liam Hemsworth and Jean-Claude Van Damme join Stallone, Statham and the boys in proceedings. Taken 2 on the other hand is released a little bit later on October 5th and Neeson will no doubt have to kill a lot of bad guys to save a loved one in some far away land.
You can check out the posters below. Enjoy.
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