Taken 2 – A QRE Review

by Brandon on November 5, 2012

Taken 2I decided – since the Quiet Room has now done two separate reviews of Taken 2, yet nobody here has actually seen the movie – that it was time to watch Taken 2.

My wife and I went to the drive-in to see it tonight.

I absolutely love that we have a drive-in theater in our area. They’re practically extinct, but we still have one. And you wanna know the absolute best thing about our drive-in theater?

Corn nuggets.

That’s right. They sell corn nuggets. To explain to folks who aren’t local to this area, a corn nugget is a local food that can only be described as gloriously delicious. I’m not going to bother explaining exactly what they are because no explanation I could come up with would be adequate.

We got to the drive-in and I immediately bolted for the concession stand.

To get some corn nuggets!

I hadn’t been to this drive-in for over a year, so I was excited. There are only two places I know of that sell corn nuggets. A local restaurant and this drive-in theater.

That was when I discovered something horrible… truly horrible.

Corn NuggetsThe theater no longer sells corn nuggets.




And then there was one.

Now I officially only know of one place – in all the world – that sells corn nuggets.

I’m not gonna lie here… I cried a little.

So after I recovered from the corn nugget disaster, I came back to the car, determined to make the best of a bad situation. At least I’d finally be able to give a knowledgeable review of Taken 2.

The first thing that surprised me about Taken 2 was the fact that it was animated…  and it was about video games.

I was shocked that the filmmakers had the courage to take the franchise in such a dramatically new direction.

I immediately turned to my wife and said, “So which one is Liam Neeson?”

My wife sighed. She sighs a lot. I don’t know why. Anyway, she sighed and said, “None of them.”

This horrified me. How the hell can you have Taken 2 without Liam Neeson?

“How the hell can you have Taken 2 without Liam Neeson?” I asked.

My wife sighed again (I told you, it’s downright chronic). “This isn’t Taken 2. Taken 2 is not playing tonight.”

She then explained to me that it was some movie called Smash Em Sam or something like that.

I felt absolutely betrayed.

Wreck-It-Ralph“I feel absolutely betrayed!” I yelled. “Why didn’t you tell me Taken 2 wasn’t playing!”

“I did,” the sigh-queen said.


“Earlier this week,” she said, “when you wrote ‘Taken 2’ on the calendar for tonight. I also corrected you when you suggested that today should be renamed ‘Taken 2 Day.’ I also corrected you as we were leaving the house tonight and you put the sign on the door that said, ‘Be Back Later. Gone to watch Taken 2.’ I also corrected you a total of four times while we were driving here.”

“Oh,” I said. “Okay.”

By this point, she had sighed a total of seven times. I’ve learned over the years that it’s unwise for me to cause my wife to sigh eight times in one conversation, so I let it go and settled in to watch the movie.

On the bright side, Beat Em Up, Billy or whatever it’s called was a very fun movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hopefully, someone here at QRE will review it soon.


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Richard Phillips on Facebook November 5, 2012 at 12:09

Wish we still had a drive-in here. They tore it down some years ago and put in a nursing home. Seems they could have put the nursing home someplace else.

Brandon Hale on Facebook November 5, 2012 at 13:10

Nicholas Jackson Darter, here ya go. You asked for a Taken 2 review. This is the third official QRE Taken 2 Review.

Nicholas Jackson Darter on Facebook November 5, 2012 at 15:03

My man.

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