Thursday, February 5, 2009

Taken


Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills,a recently retired CIA agent who's seen and done a lot throughout his career and now seeks to spend time with his teenage daughter, whom he barely really knows.

The girl gets kidnapped by slave traders while vacationing in Europe, and the already over-protective Mills flies head first into a personal crusade to recover her, and making a mess out a few Parisian locations in the process.

Taken is largely a one-man show, with Neeson's character pretty much using up all the face time. Nobody else of any strength is required in the supporting roles. This one character is enough to carry the whole story line, and Neeson pulls it off easily.

All in all, a good satisfying film, where the action is reasonably believable, fast paced, and fairly consistent. Think of that Schwarzenegger crap pile from twenty-plus years ago, and add a real story, director, script and lead actor.
Written and produced by Luc Besson, the same french film making genius that gave us "Nikita" and "Leon:The Professional". So, yeah, it really is a decent flick.

2 comments:

kingdavid said...

If you liked this, you'll probably also like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Sounds like the same kind of plot. Strong, heroic type kicks butt to save a woman he loves.

The two together would probably be a fun movie-fest; kind of like watching a Clint Eastwood marathon.

Gino said...

but how many bullets does paul blart inject into his enemies?