Movie Monday: Taken

The Movie: Taken
Seen On: I don’t remember At: Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek With: Dale & Ben, my movie buddies!
Who’s In It: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
In 100 Words: “Taken” happens because seventeen year old Kim and her mom convince her retired-spy dad that she should go to Europe with her friend Amanda. Cautious Dad’s instincts were right: Kim and Amanda are kidnapped from their apartment by Albanian human traffickers. Luckily, she’s on the phone with Dad when it all goes down, and gives him enough info to begin his search. Then he must use all his special ninja-spy skills to break up the trafficking ring and retrieve Kim before she is sold to an Arab sheikh as a sex slave (no, really, that’s what is going to happen).
It’s Kind Of Like: The Bourne movies, Ransom, and every episode of CSI ever.
Running Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes. Feels Like: That’s about right.
Favorite Quote: “That is what happens when you sit behind a desk. You forget things, like the weight in the hand of a gun that’s loaded and one that’s not.” Pretty badass, actually.
Sucker Punch Count: At least 60, I completely lost count.
How It Changed My Life: I totally want to be a ninja spy now.
I’d Recommend This Movie For: People who care more about watching exciting fight sequences instead of being critical of writing or, in some cases, acting; adrenaline junkies
Final Rating: 4 Awesomes (Out of 5). Definitely not bad.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Autumn
    Feb 16, 2009 @ 23:44:00

    I liked it, too. I didn’t like the ending, it left me feeling like there should have been something more there. I don’t know what else they could have done, though.
    Shrug.
    I can tell you right now that if I were that girl, I would be moving back into Daddy’s house after that incident. I would definately rather live with the ass kicking ninja.

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