Wednesday, April 01, 2009

MOVIE: Taken

In Taken, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is a retired special ops veteran that finds himself having to track down and recover his daughter who has gone missing in Europe.

Bryan Mills apparently has three very special skills. He finds people. He punches them in the throat. And if he shoots them with their own guns. If he is in a good mood, he likes to stick people with knitting needles.

I caught Taken on DVD. I wasn't overly impressed. There was a good bit of originality. It was short. Had fairly minimal dialog. And it had some decent pacing. But the acting wasn't very moving. I didn't find it too believable. And I'm never inclined to enjoy a plot that tries to convince me: one man and a pistol can take on a small horde of well-armed bad guys.

May make for a good rental on a slow weekend. Not a date flick. (I think it would especially turn off any mothers of young girls.) And not something the kids would watch.

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