First of all, my apologies if anyone has already taken the joke I made in the title of this post. Secondly, for some reason, Taken is one of the few movies my podcast/writing partner Roger and I have argued over (incidentally, we also argued over Prometheus in a recent podcast, which you can listen to here). I have no idea why I took Taken seriously enough to actually get angry over its content when I first saw it (you can read my old review here); it is no different than any of the eighties trash movies I love. Maybe I was just in a bad mood when I watched the movie. Anyway, my old review is what it is.
Watching the trailer to Taken 2, I feel extra silly that I was serious last time around. I am reminded just how over-the-top trashy the first movie was. It looks like this sequel will take everything ludicrous about the first movie and crank that shit to eleven: more of the same plus more. So basically it'll be like The Hangover 2—but with an out-of-shape elderly man beating people to death.