Who was a father I missed in my article Honoring Some of the Best and Worst Fathers in Film? Yup, that's right Bryan Mills. How could I have forgotten one of the most bad-ass dads in cinema history that would do anything to rescue his daughter. The poster for Taken 2 was revealed and shows what we can look forward to and I think it is what we would all want; some more Bryan Mills action. In fact, they don't need much else to sell the film besides a shadowy image of Liam Neeson and the tagline: "First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him".
When I heard they were doing a sequel, I was psyched, but then also nervous because how can it really make sense if his daughter gets kidnapped, yet again. I was worried they were going to go all Jack Bauer, "there is a nuclear bomb threat once a year" on us. But instead, they worked it out, and in a way that like it could be a pretty awesome. The second film will continue the story of the first and follow the events after the retired CIA operative rescued his daughter from kidnapping by a sex trafficking ring in the original film. He pissed off and killed a lot of people while getting her out of that situation and now they want revenge. As a result, he and his ex-wife are now taken hostage and he must work with his daughter to rescue themselves. Sounds like a pretty cool and interesting twist, as long as they can make it work in a way that makes sense.
This movie was kind of a sleeper hit and made more money than anyone first expected, but since it was awesome, I am looking forward to another. It will be released in theaters on October 5th.