Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Taken - Movie Review


Watched this movie quit some times ago with darling dear. Tot it was a fun movie especially if you are a fan of action movies.

The story start by the lonely farther attending his daughter b'day party..It seems like our hero Bryan in TAKEN has a lot of love for his daughter. That's why he does whatever it takes to save her from those Albanian underground prostitute runners who took his daughter.

Bryan feels guilty for not being there a lot of the time for his now 17 year old daughter and wants to make it up to her. But it seems (to me at least) that Bryan is trying to make his daughter happy with him more than actually being a father to her. So what is love really? Seems like love in this film is about a man trying to make up for his guilt rather than actually loving someone. Bryan Mills, a retired CIA operative who has been trying to mend his relationship with his teenaged daughter. His wife has long since divorced him and remarried, to a very rich new husband, and she is not entirely thrilled about Bryan wanting to be part of their daughter's life now, given that he was mostly absent when she was a child. (Though to his credit, he never missed attending one of her birthday parties.)

Anyway, Bryan's daughter Kim celebrates her 17th birthday at the start of the film. A short time later, she tells her father that she wants to spend the summer in Paris with one of her girlfriends who has relatives there.He is initially reluctant, but eventually gives in... ( actually by the title of the movie "taken" we can expact already that his17-year-old daughter gonna be kidnapped. Hehe ) and he also gives her an international cell phone so that she can check in with him so that he is sure she is okay.Shortly after Kim and her friend arrive at the apartment where they will be staying, the two girls are abducted by a group of men wearing black clothing. Fortunately, at that time, Kim is on the phone with her father, and so she is able to tell him what is happening before she herself gets nabbed. Bryan promises to rescue her. At which point the movie shifts into high gear. Using his CIA spy skills, along with calling in favours from his former contacts in the area, he methodically tracks down one lead after another, getting closer and closer to his target. and will let nothing stand in his way.

One of the actual best script that he said to the kidnapper

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll 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."

As for me, this is one of the greatest action movies ever. What great acting by Liam Neeson so cool, so believable. The plot is great too and for people who think its over exeggarated this does exist in real life so it shows a harsh hidden reality exposed by a single man, a unlucky pick for the criminals who get what they deserve

Overall, this is a fun movie if you are a fan of action movies and don't mind violence that goes over the top in a few places.

Still, i like the plot of the stories, and it is not a normal action movie. But its a combination of dramatic, families matter, love, pride and of course action. I also like Neeson as the lead, it becomes a better movie than it should otherwise have been.

Little Lizzy Note : After watch this movie, i remind myself that this kind of violent or criminal could really be happen in the real life. So, make sure you are extra carefull at all time. Anything can happen nowadays.. Even in our own so-called-peace-country, no?


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