FIRST THEY TOOK HIS DAUGHTER. NOW THEY’RE COMING FOR HIM.
When Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) are kidnapped during a trip to Istanbul, their daughter (Maggie Grace) tries to help them break free. The first movie was directed by the Transporter cinematographer, the second by the Transporter 3 director; Luc Besson has obviously built a stable of reliable B-action talent. This sequel connects with the original storywise, but gives Grace more to do. That’s a good thing, because as a whole this corny series is starting to look very tired. Nifty use of hand grenades, though.
2012-France-U.S. 92 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Olivier Megaton. Screenplay: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen. Cast: Liam Neeson (Bryan Mills), Maggie Grace (Kim), Famke Janssen (Lenore), Rade Serbedzija, Leland Orser, Jon Gries.
Trivia: Followed by Taken 3 (2015).