Staring: Liam Neeson, Famke Jannsen, Maggie Grace
Taken is about Bryan a ex-CIA preventer who is fast losing his relationship with his teenage daughter. She wants to go to Paris with some friends, but he doesn't want her to go. He knows that if he doesn't let her go, he may lose her forever, so he relents and lets her go. He makes her promise to call him and let him know when they arrive. When they get there they meet a young man who looks nice and they share a cab with him. Wrong move. Later he comes back with some thugs and they kidnap both the girls. While she witnesses her friend being kidnapped she is on the phone with her father and telling him everything. He vows to find her and goes to Paris and into the world of sex slavery to find his daughter.
In my opinion this has to be the best action film of this year. I have never seen Liam Neeson play such a kick butt action man as in this movie. As a young lady who has been abroad and knows that there can be bad things that happens I think all young people, especially young ladies should watch this film. They need to know that it is not as safe out in the big world as they might think it is being a teenager. Kim(Maggie Grace) though it would be fun to follow U2 through Europe, but they never thought about the bad things that could happen. It really fall in with what your momma always told you, "Never talk to strangers" To me this is a movie I could watch over and over and when it comes out on DVD I will buy it. It is rated PG 13 and I think it is a good film to watch and have a discussion with your children afterwards.
My favorite qoute:
Byran: 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.
Marko: (after a long pause) Good luck.
Doing this film propelled Famke Janssen to take action in the real fight against corruption. She now serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime.
Former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier, Mick Gould, trained Liam Neeson in combatives and weapons handling skills to prepare him for the role. (Cool thing about being a actor, you get to learn neat things.)