I heard from multiple people that the movie Taken was pretty good. One of those people was my friend Steve, who never sees new movies. In fact, unless it has been on FX or TBS, he has not seen it yet. He received a
bootlegadvanced copy of the movie and told me that it was awesome.
So, I decided to watch it the other day. It was really good. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing mind blowing about the movie. It is just a good action flick, one dude going around beating the crap out of everyone in his path.
When I first saw the preview, I thought it would be weird if Liam’s character was some kind of mob enforcer, since how would he be that good at tracking these guys? Well it turn’s out he is ex-CIA, and has quite a few connections.
Also, it was nice to have a movie that did not need to end in some mind blowing twist. It would have been horrible if at the end we learn that Liam actually had her kidnapped so he could rescue her and make them closer. That is the stuff that usually happens in movies nowadays. Nope, not this movie. Liam kills everyone and rescues his daughter.
Another awesome part is when he shoots the French guy’s wife in the arm. It was so quick and unexpected. The movie reminded me of old episodes of 24, when Jack would torture and kill anyone that got in his way. Unlike this season where he just twitched a bunch and argued with everyone about the merits of torturing.
So, if you want to watch a movie and feel good about torture, then check this one out. It’s a nice relaxing movie.
It also has Maggie Grace, who looks not nearly as hot as she did in Lost, but whatever, she is still hot.