|Taken 2 (2012)|
|Rating: 6.3/10 (216,651 votes)
Director: Olivier Megaton
Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen, Luc Besson (based on characters created by), Robert Mark Kamen (based on characters created by)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser
Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Released: 05 Oct 2012
|Plot: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.|
At the funeral of his son Marko and associates, Albanian mafia leader and low-lying terrorist Murad Hoxha vows to seek vengeance on his son’s killer. Traveling to Paris with his men, he interrogates former intelligence agent Jean-Claude Pitrel, whose business card was found at the scene of Marko’s death, but finds no information. He then bribes a corrupt police official for Pitrel’s files and deduces that his old friend Bryan Mills was responsible.
Meanwhile, Bryan, in Istanbul, Turkey has just finished his three-day security job for a wealthy Arabian man, is surprised by his ex-wife Lenore and daughter Kim. While going out for lunch with Lenore the next day, Bryan spots Murad’s men following them. He tells Lenore to run and tries to shake the Albanians, but finally surrenders when they capture Lenore. Realizing that Kim is also a target, Bryan calls her at the hotel and tells her to hide. She narrowly avoids capture when the kidnappers are forced to flee after shooting two security guards.