Taken 2 was pretty good, but not near as thrilling as the first one. It does have some plot holes and seemed to go by really fast, but if you don't mind that and just want to enjoy a good movie, then you will like it. It seemed a bit more violent than the first, unlike CommonSense suggests. However, it did lack the skillful fist fight action that was most enjoyable from the first film. This one had more gun shootings than anything. This sequel features the three visiting Istanbul for Bryan's business trip, but this time the parents are captured by the father of the man named Marco who kidnapped Kim from the first film - because Bryan killed him and the father wants revenge. Bryan and Lenore's daughter Kim must take orders from her dad in order to save them. When he gets loose, he and Kim must come up with some fast plans to save Lenore before it's too late. The thing I liked most about the first film is that it did not only deliver fantastic action and edge-of-your-seat thrills...but was also emotional. This one has little emotion. Violence is very strong with shootings, chasings, explosions, some fighting, a man slits a woman's throat and hangs her upside down, a woman is told she will be sent home piece-by-piece (set of knives shown), car chases. Sexual content includes a girl making out with her boyfriend on a couch but gets interrupted, a kiss between a man & ex-wife, references to rape. Language has uses of sh*t, [email protected]
, goddamn and no "f" words that I recall. Some drinking & smoking. Definitely worth a watch, seems safe for the 13+ range.