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« on: October 15, 2011, 02:21:33 AM »

it has a villain, and a plot:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/taken-2-liam-neeson-248405

Liam will be back, but it sounds like his daughter will be kicking ass this time around.
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 02:53:01 AM »

Taken 2: Took  smirk
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 03:54:14 AM »

Retaken?
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 02:47:41 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 02:53:01 AM

Taken 2: Took  smirk

Starring                ?????????
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 03:12:13 PM »

That could pass for his daughter. icon_lol What have we done?

Seriously, if Luc Besson were directing it (The Professional, the original La Femme Nikita, etc.) I'd be excited. He's co-writing and producing though. Even when I watch a Besson-directed film and I don't understand what the bleep is going on (see The Fifth Element -- saw it in theaters, on cable, on DVD, still don't know what the bleep it's about), it's still exciting to watch.

While I got some yucks from Taken on cable, it seemed a little ridiculous at times. It could've been a comedy if they tweaked it just a bit, with Neeson's character walking into rooms and saying "If you don't return my daughter safely, I'll kill everybody in this room. Just using my left pinky..." I never sensed he was physically vulnerable in the movie. He'd just walk into a room, everybody dies but him, and he moves on. I guess I root more for protagonists who get their butts kicked but keep fighting (Indiana Jones, Batman, etc.). Maybe in the 2nd film, he does have a hair of vulnerability. Maybe he has to use his index finger to kill everybody in a room.  Bring your own!

P.S. Am I getting carried away with italics? Perhaps I'm using them too much. It's something I should maybe consider...  smirk
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 03:17:04 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 03:12:13 PM

I never sensed he was physically vulnerable in the movie. He'd just walk into a room, everybody dies but him, and he moves on. Maybe in the 2nd film, he does have a hair of vulnerability.

that was part of the charm-  he was an utter bad ass.  he was fucking Qui-Gon Jinn back from the dead, Rob Roy with his kilt in a bunch, Michael Collins sober, Schindler making a list and kicking ass, Zeus shoving a motherfucking lightning blot up their asses......
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 03:57:34 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 02:53:01 AM

Taken 2: Took  smirk

Taken 2: The Takening
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 05:11:58 PM »

Quote from: soulbringer on October 15, 2011, 02:47:41 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 02:53:01 AM

Taken 2: Took  smirk

Starring                ?????????

Well, they were considered to be the most bad ass of the hobbiteses.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 10:25:54 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 15, 2011, 03:17:04 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 03:12:13 PM

I never sensed he was physically vulnerable in the movie. He'd just walk into a room, everybody dies but him, and he moves on. Maybe in the 2nd film, he does have a hair of vulnerability.

that was part of the charm-  he was an utter bad ass.  he was fucking Qui-Gon Jinn back from the dead, Rob Roy with his kilt in a bunch, Michael Collins sober, Schindler making a list and kicking ass, Zeus shoving a motherfucking lightning blot up their asses......

I loved it...I'm so tired of these heroes having to have their asses kicked for ten minutes before they get mad enough to fight back.  He's a trained bad ass killer.  Walk in, neutralize the threat and leave.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 01:47:21 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 03:12:13 PM

While I got some yucks from Taken on cable, it seemed a little ridiculous at times. It could've been a comedy if they tweaked it just a bit, with Neeson's character walking into rooms and saying "If you don't return my daughter safely, I'll kill everybody in this room. Just using my left pinky..." I never sensed he was physically vulnerable in the movie. He'd just walk into a room, everybody dies but him, and he moves on. I guess I root more for protagonists who get their butts kicked but keep fighting (Indiana Jones, Batman, etc.). Maybe in the 2nd film, he does have a hair of vulnerability. Maybe he has to use his index finger to kill everybody in a room.  Bring your own!

You know he did get pretty beat up at the end of the movie. But the realism of the violence is one of the things I really loved about it - in real life, people don't take twenty blows to the head and then fight back and keep going. The way he put people down so hard and fast is how it goes in real life - if you're good and playing for keeps, fights are short, brutal, and often end with only one person taking real damage. Not saying that's the way it always goes, but very frequently so.
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2012, 07:47:41 PM »

October 5th:

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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 04:22:02 AM »

Quote from: ericb on October 16, 2011, 10:25:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 15, 2011, 03:17:04 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2011, 03:12:13 PM

I never sensed he was physically vulnerable in the movie. He'd just walk into a room, everybody dies but him, and he moves on. Maybe in the 2nd film, he does have a hair of vulnerability.

that was part of the charm-  he was an utter bad ass.  he was fucking Qui-Gon Jinn back from the dead, Rob Roy with his kilt in a bunch, Michael Collins sober, Schindler making a list and kicking ass, Zeus shoving a motherfucking lightning blot up their asses......

I loved it...I'm so tired of these heroes having to have their asses kicked for ten minutes before they get mad enough to fight back.  He's a trained bad ass killer.  Walk in, neutralize the threat and leave.

The fights were very 'Joe Ledger'.
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2012, 04:46:18 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on June 19, 2012, 04:22:02 AM

The fights were very 'Joe Ledger'.


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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2012, 05:38:13 PM »

So his plan of attack is:

1.  Rent unfurnished apartment.
2. Buy one chair.
3.  Sit.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 10:14:41 PM »

international trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRdK8N3hr8U

looks like it should be the same good fun the original was.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 10:46:47 PM »

In the first movie, Liam Neeson punches all of Europe. In this movie, he punches Asia.

Next, the WORLD.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2012, 02:51:23 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on June 21, 2012, 10:46:47 PM

In the first movie, Liam Neeson punches all of Europe. In this movie, he punches Asia.

Next, Disney World.

now that would make a movie  icon_twisted
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 11:42:56 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 01:06:48 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2012, 05:38:13 PM

So his plan of attack is:

1.  Rent unfurnished apartment.
2. Buy one chair.
3.  Sit.

Well the dude is 60.  He's not as spry as he once was and all that running, jumping, and punching tends to tucker one out.

Brilliant Strategy Plan:  Making the bad guys come to him while he has a nice sit down and a light nosh.
Backup Strategy Plan:  Pursue and engage criminal element from the comfort of his Hoveround mobility chair.
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2012, 02:49:59 PM »

My only issue with Taken is that it had so many scenes Neeson clearly could no longer do on his own physically speaking. I don't blame the actor, I kind of blame the screenplay for putting the actor into so many situations where he had to have a stuntman or body double. I'm not just talking stunts -- I mean, in some cases, they clearly had to use a double for Neeson just to show him running fast down a street or outside the airport.

At times it reminded me of the Naked Gun movies where, poking fun, they'd clearly have a stunt double who barely resembled Leslie Nielsen doing things.

Now clearly, I'm out of shape, and they'd have to do the same for me. I'm just saying it's a little hard to suspend disbelief when every other scene is clearly not the actor. I hope the sequel remains exciting while not constantly forcing the use of stuntmen and younger body doubles, esp. for stuff like running down a street. I'm not saying it has to be Neeson on a chair swatting people  icon_smile, just be realistic about what someone his age is going to physically do, even if in top notch shape.
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2012, 06:01:53 PM »

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/taken-2/trailers/taken-2-theatrical-trailer-30133563.html

Theatrical trailer
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