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Just back from "Taken 2."

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Snaps, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Orive 8

    Orive 8

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    Saw it yesterday with my wife. We both liked the first one and we both liked the second one.
     
  2. Sharkey

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    What I wanna know is if he has a certain skillset, why the hell do his family members keep getting taken?! :supergrin:

    We liked the first one and will see the second one most likely on DVD. I hardly go to a matinee now and never go to the movies on a Fri or Sat night.
     

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    I just saw Taken on Fx Network (I'm behind the times) and it was just what I expected.

    As always, it sucks to watch edited for TV movies as when Peter jumps off the ramp and onto the truck and lands on the street, he is not dead. They cut to a close up of Liam Neeson and then a commercial. Later, Neson says "he's dead" meaning Peter, but I didn't know that as it was edited.

    How did Neeson know about 'Mr McCaan' when he went to shake down the Albanians and used Jean Claude's business card to gain entry?

    I'll have to go see Taken 2 now. :cool:
     
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    Why is it that all eastern European bad guys wear those cheesey warm-up suits?:dunno: :supergrin:
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I still say, in proper Hollywood lingo, it should have been titled, "Taken: Again!"
     
  6. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    Norris was the original choice for "Taken" but had to drop out, after three different actors on the other end of the phone during the "I will find you, and I willl kill you" scene died.
     
  7. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

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    I'd rate the first as better than the second, but I did enjoy the second quite a bit. The beginning of it was a bit too disjoint for my tastes, with the sudden cut here, cut there, cut here, and cut there again. As if they were forcing themselves to cram too much into too little screen time.

    Once the Mills character became the bad *** we know him to be, it was all good. Unless, of course, you're a bad guy.

    Fun movie and I highly recommend it.

    jas
     
  8. Brucev

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    The first Taken was a very good movie. Will look forward to seeing Taken 2.
     
  9. JFrame

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    You really should try to catch the expanded director's cut of "Taken," rather than the broadcast or theatrical release versions. In the latter versions, Bryan (Neeson) is shown dropping bad guys with one, or at most, two shots. In the director's cut, he never seems to put out less than three shots per target, and often seems to be emptying half a magazine into a bad guy -- much more satisfying. [​IMG]

    Also, in the "torture" sequence, the theatrical release version has Bryan clamping electrical leads to a metal chair. In the director's cut, he drives 10-penny nails into the bad guy's legs, and then clamps the leads onto the nails. :shocked:


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  10. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

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    I absolutely loved the first one but was really disappointed with Taken 2. It wasn't a bad film, maybe my expectations were too high.
     
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    My wife and I enjoyed it, but we still think Liam Neeson is more believable with a sword or a lifesaver than with a gun.
     
  14. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I think it would have taken a lot less energy in Taken 1 if he would have just released the damned Kraaken and gone home.

    Did he take the mythological dragon option in Taken 2 or did he do it himself?
     
  15. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    No. "Retaken."