I haven’t watched yet the part one of the movie Taken but I do believe that it was an awesome film based on the testimonials I’ve heard from my friends and officemates. Thus, even without hearing any testimonial, I can probably say that the veteran actor Liam Neeson, will always accept a challenging role in a great film that has promising script. I didn’t mean all but I think most it.
The first time I’ve seen Liam was in the movie, The A-Team as Hannibal (leader of the CIA) and after watching it, I already considered myself as one of his million fans around the world. I’ve also seen him in the classic movie, Les Misérables as Jean Valjean, and with his astounding performance from one character to the other; I could definitely say he is a remarkable actor as he nailed every character that he portrayed.
In the film Taken 2, he still played the role of Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent and a father of a teenage girl named Kim (Maggie Grace). I suppose Kim at this point, already grew up significantly away from her character in part 1. But we can still sense that she was the same little girl that we knew. The only difference is that she is now a lady.
Part 2 was actually the semi-reverse of part 1, and that’s the exciting twist they put in the movie. In part 1, Mills was in action to rescue her daughter who was kidnapped to be sold in prostitution, but this time, it was their daughter’s turn to save them from the kidnappers.
Based on Mills’ approached on things and how he responded to the situation, I can say that his character is quite synonymous to Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, he was able to defeat the villain with the use of time, calculation and estimation. But of course, Holmes is much wiser, clever and weird as compare to Mills.
If you want to watch Taken 2 but with hesitations because you haven’t seen part 1 yet, then I encourage you to still watch it. Although Taken 2 is the sequel, you could still understand the plot of the whole story, as you could hear the details of part 1 in the characters’ conversation and flashback scenes. I can actually summarize part 1 as ‘victim surviving a catastrophe’ while part 2 as ‘vengeance seeking justice’.
For me, Bryan Mills’ character is an example of an absolute truth since whatever word he said or whatever statement he made; when he said it, he mean it. Touch-move rule is his game and there is no turning back! (AAP)
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