Movie: Taken


“I don’t know you who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you’re looking for a ransom, I can tell you, I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills acquired over a very long career in the shadows, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you. And I will kill you.”

It may not be Oscar worthy, and the above line from Liam Neeson in the film (as a retired spy, but who cares) sums up the entire plot, but no matter, the movie was full of the bad guys getting their express version of karmic payback. No ransom negotiations, well, no negotiations at all after the warning above. Sometimes I love movies like this. You don’t have to think much. You can just sit and feel the cathartic bliss that is Liam Neeson opening up a can on the bad guys–who aren’t always black and white, but Liam doesn’t care!

You know in movies when the protagonist goes into a building full of bad guys, and you start to worry about your hero–what might happen to him, will they catch him–well, in this movie the good guy goes into that building, and you start to laugh in a disturbing kind of way, because you know the bad guys are soon going to be kicking the bucket. Highly recommended if you like action, Liam Neeson, and shock and awe-ish revenge on kidnappers. Or any of the above.
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2 responses to “Movie: Taken

  • Happy The Man

    Saw it. Had a hard time believing that someone that old could kick so much proverbial arse. It was entertaining but not worth theater prices (IMO).

    The girl was Shannon from Lost season 1 and she ruined this movie, she was absolutely horrible (again, IMO).

  • adam

    Agreed about Shannon. She’s 25 playing a 17 year-old. Ug.

    However, Liam Neeson can kick a lot of arse, at any age. 🙂

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