Thursday, July 15, 2010
Film Review: Taken
Luc Besson co wrote the script.Vengeance is a heavy theme and is my favorite theme in a film. A thriller to know. Liam Neeson stars in the film as a retired clandestine officer. He lives a humble life, an ex wife that despises him and a daughter he loves more than anything. Sounds like the formula for an American family these days. He is persuaded to sign off a parental consent form to allow his daughter to travel to Europe with a friend, both are very young and naive. He is a little bit paranoid about it all but allows it all to happen to help regain a bond with his daughter. As soon as she lands in France her travel buddy and herself are abducted into a Hungarian sex trade which only gives him a few days to find her with little to nothing of clues before she is gone forever. He travels to France with a mission to find his daughter and get justice for what happened. The action scenes in the film are amazing and Liam Neeson can so easily be the next James Bond after this role. The film was very realistic and frightening to know that situations like this take place every hour. The camera work in the film is amazing also the film score. All the characters were well created, also the dialog. A possible sequel is underway. A film with class and vengeance. I highly recommend this film.