Thursday, June 04, 2009

Taken Quick Review

Feeling HappyTaken
Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen
Director: Pierre Morel
Genre: Action Crime Drama Thriller
Plot: A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.
Should you see it? YES!
Rating (out of 5 hearts): &hearts&hearts&hearts&hearts&hearts
My Comments: I borrowed this movie from Mommy Dearest, who watched it 3 times in 3 days. MD is the woman who will buy a movie and not even open the cellophane wrapping for years. She still has VHS tapes in shrink wrap. I'm just saying...

Scene from TakenSo Brian Mills' (Neeson) 17 year old daughter wants to go to Paris, allegedly to visit museums. In actuality, she and her 19 year old slut friend are going to follow U2 (or some band) around on their tour for a while.

Because Mills was a spy (he gave up his career to be closer to his daughter after he and his bitch wife (Janssen) got a divorce), he is extra protective/paranoid where his daughter is concerned. He gives her a special international cell phone, tells her to call him every night and proceeds to call her 50 times when she doesn't.

She didn't because her slut friend met a "cute" dude at the airport and was busy giving him all of their personal information on the cab ride to the place where they were staying.

"I don't know why, but every time Brian karate chops some guy in the throat, I cracked up."I swear fore lawd I was saying "Why is she (the friend) sharing a cab with a stranger? Why is she (the friend) telling him everything?" This is after I said "Why is this 17 year old such a spaz and acting like she's a 12 year old?"

Whatever, I forgot all about that when the action started in Paris.

The movie is 91 minutes, but it FLIES BY. The fact that I can get out of my head enough to not give a flip about the implausibility of stuff is saying A LOT, IMO.

Scene from TakenI don't know why, but every time Brian karate chops some guy in the thoat (that's throat, without the "R"), I cracked up. We (Evan & I) were waging bets on how long it would take him to hit someone in the thoat the whole time. It was a really fun movie to watch!

He was a Jedi + a Super Hero + Jack Bauer all rolled into one.

I loved it, loved it, loved it. I will keep the movie until MD starts asking where it is and then buy my own copy, LOL.

See it


  1. I would have passed this one up, but since you say it was so good, I'll check it out.

  2. DG - I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! :-)

  3. I'm going to take your word for it and watch it.. :) I've been wanting to see this movie but I thought it was going to be a drag, now that I know it won't I will buy the dvd! :)

  4. I missed this in the cinema, wasn't too sure about it, but after reading your review, I'll certainly give it a go ;)

  5. love your review! I also loved Taken; I thought I was going to be bored the whole two hours, but I was wrong!
    nice review!

  6. Blazing - I'm sure you'll love it, if you like action. :-)

    Chocolate - Thanks! :-)


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