2008 Thriller Taken proved to be a surprise hit and got a decent response from critics. Even it’s star, Liam Neeson, was surprised by the success of the film which turned him into an action star overnight.
For a film to make over $200 million USD on a $25 million budget, a sequel was always going to be inevitable.
Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) has put all the destruction he waged over Paris behind him (managing to evade any legal consequences also) to focus on what’s important. He’s just an ordinary guy deep down, and despite being an efficient killing machine he’s more intereseted in being a good father to his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace). Lucky for Bryan, his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) is having some marital troubles which gives him the chance to swoop in. Ever the sly dog, he invites his family to Istanbul in order to get some quality time.