American Tourists Avoiding Europe Because Of ‘Taken’ Films?

Posted on January 2nd, 2015 at 11:15 am
True Are american tourists avoiding europeAre American tourists avoiding Europe after seeing Liam Neeson's series of Taken films? According to the action star, this is true, and potential tourists even tell this to him. Discussing the topic on The Graham Norton Show recently, Neeson said: "Just the other day I got a letter from a school teacher in Texas who had tried to take 60 students to Europe and the families of 40 of them got the kids out of it because they had seen Taken 2." "And then this year she wanted to take 20 of them and the parents all said, 'No, because we've seen that movie!'" he added. The first of the now three films came out in 2008 and featured the now 62-year-old actor as a retired CIA agen who "travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris." But the same old kidnapping plot won't be featured in the newest installment. "I said I wouldn't do a third one if someone got taken.. It's insulting to an audience as well as me. It's a good storyline and I'm the hunted instead of the hunter," he said.