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Sunday, December 5, 2010


Taken (2008)

Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Directed by Pierre Morel
Starring Rob Roy, Jean Grey, Shannon (God's friggin' blight on Humanity)

ex cia(?) guy's 17 year old daughter goes to paris and gets abducted by human traffickers. he goes out to find her. he kills a lot of people. car chase. fight scenes.


This is a standard super-solo-retired-cop-gets-revenge movie.  On the one hand, direction brings atypical clarity to frenetic action sequences; on the other hand it's a little too much in the much department.  Including the music in the prologue, exposition is clunky and overwrought.

There's something to be said about walking along a forest path somewhere like New England or the northwest, where even within the individual days of a season the goings on vary widely. The trip to the end of this movie took us along a ruler-straight desert road where the only things that change are the detritus left by passing motorists or the occasional abandoned vehicle. 

The Woman
this was ok. i was kind of expecting better. it was pretty typical action flick. liam neeson's part could have been played by arnold schwarzenegger, or bruce wilis, or any one of those mid-nineties action guys. this reminded me of "commando" a lot. it was that kind of movie. replace shannon from "lost" with alyssa milano. it's kind of disappointing as a besson movie. the bar is set a little higher for him and he failed to reach it by a mile or two with this one. very shme. forgettable.

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