Taken 2

‘Taken 1, 2, and 3’: Modern Masculinity Meets Modern Fatherhood

The Taken films are really about Bryan’s relationship with his daughter

When looked at as a trilogy, the ‘Taken’ films are all about Bryan’s relationship with his daughter as she becomes a woman and he is no longer sure how to relate to her. It’s a common real life situation writ large, and a wholly unexpected through-line for an action franchise.