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'Taken' was one of the most badass films to be released in the last decade. The key to its success was an unflinching, uncompromising, and completely unstoppable Liam Neeson. Today plot details were announced for the impending sequel and…it’s not good news. Apparently the plot will revolve around the father of the first film’s villain, played by Rade Sherbedgia ('Snatch', 'X-Men: First Class'), taking his revenge on Liam Neeson. Sounds awesome, right? But evidently he does this by kidnapping Neeson and his wife (played by Famke Janssen) right off the bat (I guess they got back together between films). So who is left to save the day? Maggie Grace ('Lost', the daughter from the first film).
I can’t even begin to tell you how much this sucks. Am I honestly expected to believe that the duck-walking spazz from the first film is capable of saving her mother and special agent father? I’m not even sure she could save seat on a city bus. Though OG 'Taken' writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are returning to pen 'Taken 2', this decision is completely baffling and instills absolutely no confidence in the upcoming sequel.
'Taken 2: Kidnapping Bugaloo' hits theaters sometime in 2013.