“Taken” was a good film. “Taken 2” was a bad film. But at least Liam Neeson and director Olivier Megaton saying “Taken 2” was the end of the road, apparently not. The film earned more than $150 million more worldwide than the original. So, Luc Besson’s company is paying Neeson $20 million more to come back for “Taken 3”. One would imagine Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace would also be re-signed. Great. Another unnecessary sequel.

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