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Taken (2008)
« on: June 16, 2012, 10:19:05 pm »

I have been meaning to see this since the day it came out, but like all things, it just got lost in the shuffle. Every once in a while I would remember it or hear a discussion about Taken and tell myself it was time to check it out once and for all. Fastforward 4 years and here I am, ready to review the film.

So, was it worth the wait? Hell  f u c k i n g  yeah it was! Other than the trailer that I saw 4 years ago, I have stayed away from all spoilers and knew nothing about the plot. Even during the discussions on forums or talking heads on TV, I would steer clear of it and I'm glad I did. I have been a huge fan of Liam Neeson for such a long time and it just blows my mind that it's taken (pun not intended) his entire career to make him a legit action hero. First in this movie, then in The A-Team and most recently in Battleship.

The first thing that I immediately noticed when watching Taken is that it is very reminiscent of the Jason Bourne series. Not that they have the same plot or anything. Just in the way the movie is shot and the hand to hand combat is similar and I like it that way. The movie has a certain intensity that just keeps escalating in carnage like a video game the closer he gets to finding his daughter. If there is one negative I have with the movie, or more specifically with a character, it's Kimmy played by Maggie Grace, best known as Shannon from Lost is that she seems to be really clueless about what is important, especially at the end when she is reunited with her mother. I would think that she would want to ride in the car with the man, her father, that just saved her life. I'm nitpicking here, but if I was in that same situation I know I would be crushed, ya know.

Anyway, I highly recommend this action packed thriller written by Luc Besson who has given us Léon: The Professional and The Fifth Element. Definite Buy for sure.
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Re: Taken (2008)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 10:19:39 pm »
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Re: Taken (2008)
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 07:24:17 am »
I think we talked about Liam Nesson sudden detour into action flicks. I would imagine it has a lot to do with the loss of his wife and a new perspective on life. Unexpected, but I've enjoyed most of this new action actors work. Taken is a fun flick. Definitely worth a view.
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Re: Taken (2008)
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 08:21:39 pm »
Has it really been a year and a half since I last saw this? Anyway, I bet you can't guess why I chose to watch this tonight.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 05:33:13 am »
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