When I’ve seen Liam Neeson
for the first time as Qui-Gon Jinn in SW Episode I – The Phantom Menace (it seems that this is Star Wars-mentioning evening), I thought that he’d make quite a good action-film star, and lo and behold! he’s been making quite a name for himself in exactly that branch (repetitions intended for the sake of storytelling, heheh) – and unhindered by his age, one must praise him for that.
The peak of that action career came in 2008 with the film Taken
, about an ex-CIA operative whose daughter has been kidnapped (I remember I felt quite sad when I had heard that his wife died soon after). The film was an unexpected but welcome success, and this fall, Neeson will be returning to the role in Taken 2
This trailer begins something similar like one of the previously released (I think it was #2), but there is no too much words in this one – a measured mix of elements, just to ‘brag’ with Taken 2 being a proper sequel, with heightening the excitement and action and increasing the stakes.
See for yourself and sound off in comments:
Neeson had teased us early on that Taken 2 would have his character being captured along with Janssen’s, but as the trailer shows, it doesn’t last long before he’s on a furious run to recover his ex-wife from the father of the villain killed in previous installment, played by Rade Serbedzija
(I almost feel sorry for the guy – he constantly gets to play ‘evil Russians or Serbs’ in Hollywood-induced stereotypes).
Directed by Olivier Megaton
(I’m wondering a bit why they didn’t let Pierre Morrel
to repeat the success, but this one isn’t falling behind in talent either) Taken 2 will come to theaters on October 5th, 2012 and also stars Famke Janssen
and Maggie Grace