In a world where google map does not exist, people find their way by throwing grenades. Seriously, that was the biggest exaggeration I ever seen done in a movie. In Taken 2, the father helped guide his daughter to him by having her throw grenades all over Istanbul. For those that do not know, Istanbul is in Turkey. So, this is the week of my birthday. In my house, birthdays are celebrated over a whole week period. Thus, this Friday I went to watch Taken 2 with my family. The movie was similar to the first. However, this time the father and his wife where the ones Taken. It was up to his darling girl to save him.
In his little cell, he had all his key phones programed. However, he did not bother to program a map. I suppose he thought he did not need a map. Yet, it is hard to keep your bearing when you are blindfolded. As usual, his little girl did not answer his phone. What I found odd was her father's magical closet. It was lucky that one of the guys searching for the girl did not get her. His pal shot a dude and they had to leave the hotel. In a movie, luck is just the writer feeling bad for his chibis.
If you ask me, in the real world, his little girl would have been found easily by the bad guys. In the real world, her father would have been slain a 1000 times fold. Well, here is the gist of the beginning, but not the ending. The father is on another mission in Istanbul. His ex wife and daughter give him a surprise visit. The irony is that they where the ones who left with a surprise. I suppose it was foolish to imagine that you could take down an entire mob operation and not experience repercussion. However, from all the guys he slew, the one that came back to haunt him was Marco of Tropoya.
For those that did not watch the first movie, Marco was a guy he interrogated. He was asking him about his girl. When he got his answer he electrocuted the guy to death. When Marco's father found the body he went to get revenge. This movie shows the cycle of death and vengeance. If you think about it, this super spy represents America. When the bad guys hurt the US, the US than reaps a terrible vengeance, Machiavellian style. Those that survived are spiteful and then they take revenge on the US. Thus, the cycle keeps on spinning. Whoever threw the first rock does not matter anymore. Both are trapped in a circle of death.Well, these are my thoughts on Taken 2. Truly, this movie deserves 5 stars rating.