Saturday, January 28, 2012

Taken (2008)

Oh god I can't take this never-ending flood of classes and projects, and it's only the first week! Hey let's take a look at a movie I saw just recently:

So everybody knows Liam Neeson is a goddamn badass, and if you forgot that for whatever reason, this movie is there to make you remember it, I was seeing a list of movies that no one can hate, Back to the future, Pulp Fiction, you know the classics, then I found Mean Girls in there and at first I was astonished, but when I though about it, I've never met someone who hates Mean Girls, anyway after some more movies I found Taken, I heard a lot about this movie but it being in this list made me watch it right away, and boy was it good.

The whole movie feels great and gives you a sense of adventure and satisfaction every time Liam pull another trick off his sleeve, it's like he is always one step ahead of his enemies, some may call this a senseless action movie, well don't listen to those people, this movie is great because it's not afraid to show what it is, a great action movie with an almost super-human hero, seriously this guy is like the goddamn batman when it comes to finding clues and planning ahead.

So if you are looking for a "generic" action movie you better go see Transformers 3 or something like that, if you are looking for a good action/detective movie, this is for you, keeping the world realistic but making your character a genius is better than a universe where everything explodes by touch.

Great movie 8.3/10


  1. This movie definitely secured Liam Neeson's place as a major badass in my mind, although this movie really is just watching him own a bunch of kidnappers. Nothing wrong with that though!

  2. I don't hate Mean Girls but I don't think it's a very good movie, something like Easy A is way better. As for Taken, I think it's great, I enjoy Unknown as well which kind of has a similar vibe.

  3. Aah, Taken was great. Saw it a while back. So intense. Really good movie.

  4. taken was good, didn't try to over extend itself. simple revenge action movie plot.
    @infiniteplans - i really have to disagree with your mean girls hate. Truly thought it was well written and mostly well acted, with a pretty fresh plot at that time.

  5. This film was pure genius. One of my favourites.

    I'd personally give it 10/10 :)

  6. I was watching this movie without any expectation but I got surprised with a very good movie.

  7. Gotta love those Liam Neeson movies.