Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Taken Review

If your daughter was kidnapped by a ring of foreign sex traders, and you knew that within ninety-six hours she would be auctioned off and never seen again, what would you do? Well, if your daughter was absolutely everything to you, and you used to work as a specialist for the government, you would probably do something along the lines of what Liam Neeson does in Taken. Tracks down and kills every person involved until his daughter is safe.

As I left the theater, I was really baffled at the negative reviews I had witnessed of this movie beforehand. Well, I can tell you right now that the majority of the negative feedback you have heard about this movie is absolute bogus. I have to say that I was unimpressed by the over-exaggerating hyper and giggly behavior coming from the teenage characters Amanda and Kim, but other than that, for the most part Taken is a very immersing and satisfying movie. Not only do the action sequences rival the intensity of that of the Bourne series, but behind all the violence and gore is a very touching story about a man who loves his daughter, and I'm really glad I got to experience it.

Seriously, don't listen to them. Taken has fabulous action and a well-crafted plot that never grinds. It's cool, it's fun, and it works. Go see it.

8 out of 10

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