Taken was an action packed film about an enterprising man named Marco from Tropoja, whom, in a bid to provide for his rather large extended family, decided to go into the questionable trade of human trafficking, with his operations headquartered in Europe, specifically Paris.
Unfortunately, one of the merchandise had an overzealous father who happened to be a retired CIA operative with an uncanny sense of timing. Named Bryan, this father went on a murderous rampage of what seemed to be half the male population of the village of Tropoja to save his daughter.
Marco from Tropoja was one of the dead.
Taken 2 is the tale of Marco’s revenge by his father.
But sometimes, things in life just doesn’t go your way, especially if you’re of a minority race in an American film.
Taken 2 is a by the numbers sequel to taken. More people kidnapped (The last time it was daughter Kim [Maggie Grace], this time it was his wife Lenore and Bryan himself!), more explosions, more car chases, and more dead bodies.
In other words, more of the same.
I have to say though, that the Taken franchise has more realistic depictions of the last boss fight. Usually in movies or games where the protagonist fights his way to the last baddie, he’s often a bad-ass with a hulked out body and awesome Wing Chun skills.
But seriously, look at all the real life big bosses around us? Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg. Other than a shitload of money and being bosses, their only other commonality is their pasty skin and non-athleticism.
So kudos to Luc Besson (Producer and Writer) for giving us realistic and anti-climatic last-boss kills.
Also, given google image search returns for Taken 2, they may as well have named the movie “Taken 2: The One Where Liam Points His Gun Everyfuckingdirection Possible”