Taken 2 is a 2012 France action thriller by Olivier Megaton.
With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. See IMDb
UK: Passed 12A after BBFC category cuts were implemented for:
The BBFC commented:
This work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive a 15 rating but that their preferred 12A rating could be achieved by making changes to three scenes. These were to reduce elements of violence and threat. When an edited version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the scenes had been reduced and the film was consequently rated 12A.
Offsite Comment: Review: A blunted, bland sequel
4th October 2012. See review from digitalspy.co.uk
No real bite or brawn thanks to a muzzling 12A rating.
Where the 15-rated original had moments of real, visceral brutality – including one scene intriguingly dubbed crunchy by the BBFC – there’s a weird effort made here to pull off the same trick with much blunter tools.
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Offsite Interview: The DVD/Blu-ray release will feature an un Unrated version
5th October 2012. See article from collider.com
Collider interviewed the Director of Taken 2 , Olivier Megaton and revealed that his was somewhat perplexed at the censorship process to cut the movie down to a US PG-13. He called for a PG-15 where he feels that the movie would b better placed.
He said that the movie would be released MPAA Unrated on DVD and Blu-ray and that this would restore about 10 minutes of footage that was removed from the fight scenes.