“Taken”

I have had “Taken” with Liam Neeson on my Netflix list since it was released with a “long wait” notation. Well, I discovered that it is now available on VOD with our cable company so I ordered it tonight. We started it early so we wouldn’t be falling asleep which was a wise idea but probably unnecessary because I don’t think I would have fallen asleep — it was action packed but not draggy. It seems some action/adventure movies have more action than necessary to drag things out — this one didn’t.

It was a great movie! Of course, everybody on the planet knows that I am partial to Liam Neeson and that had a lot to do with my opinion but it was good and I would recommend. However, it deals with a particularly nasty subject — abduction on foreign soil. In this movie, Neeson’s daughter, 17, begs to go to Paris with her friend. Dad had doubts about the whole thing but allows her to go even after he found out she had been lying about the nature of the trip — museum hopping — NOT — more like being a band groupie. In any event, she wasn’t even in Paris for twenty four hours until she and her friend found themselves in a very uncomfortable situation. Well, retired government agent dad came to the rescue and all was well but there was a lot of drama getting there.

I would recommend this movie — it was well done, went fast, was not over bought on action, not hugely gory and, of course, it had Liam Neeson in it. What more could there be?

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8 responses to “

  1. My husband and I really liked Taken as well! Lots of action but not over the top. Not sure if I want to go to Paris.

  2. My husband and I really liked Taken as well! Lots of action but not over the top. Not sure if I want to go to Paris.

  3. I know what you mean about going abroad — but weren't the aerial shots gorgeous?

  4. I know what you mean about going abroad — but weren't the aerial shots gorgeous?

  5. Don't worry – Paris is beautiful and mostly safe. Go if you get a chance. You just have to try to avoid becoming a band groupie and you'll be fine.

  6. Don't worry – Paris is beautiful and mostly safe. Go if you get a chance. You just have to try to avoid becoming a band groupie and you'll be fine.

  7. JLSHall — I am sure I wouldn't be a huge target there — I mean, I think would would have to be young, thin, blond, you know — but I would like to go sometime before Allen retires. They do business in a place called Annecy which is very close to the Swiss border — lots of times he flies into Switzerland and then drives to Annecy — I have a book on it and it is gorgeous but…..they only sell American quilt fabric!! For a very large price! Bummer!

  8. JLSHall — I am sure I wouldn't be a huge target there — I mean, I think would would have to be young, thin, blond, you know — but I would like to go sometime before Allen retires. They do business in a place called Annecy which is very close to the Swiss border — lots of times he flies into Switzerland and then drives to Annecy — I have a book on it and it is gorgeous but…..they only sell American quilt fabric!! For a very large price! Bummer!

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