|"Typical" movie more then Typical fun.|
January 30th, 2009 [1:16:09]
Post_Man_87: I know some may think I rated this flick a little high, but I'll try and explain why. Short and sweet, this is a really fun film. Sure, this plot devise has been used in a ton in the past and some may feel this is 'overdone', and if you think that way then don't see the movie. However, Taken grabs you from the very start and doesn't let go. It doesn't try to be something it isn't and Neeson plays his - Ex CIA - I'm gonna take you apart now - kick ass - guy really well. The movie is a short 91 minutes and is an absolute blast from start to finish. If you want to watch a really original film in this genre see Akira Kurosawa's High & Low. If you want a fun film to watch see Taken.
|Mostly well done, with few flaws|
February 19th, 2009 [6:09:23]
shadaypr: Besides the unreal Hollywood capacity of the main character to dodge bullets aimed straight at him, the only other thing that disappointed me about the film was the lack of visible trauma in the girl at the end. Even though I know leaving him to go back in a taxi at the end has a character plot purpose for him, I don't think it would be real for his daughter to part with her father/savior so easily after such traumatic experience. And then she goes into singing, to be coached by the star who almost got killed just basically for having chosen that career. I would've expected at least some doubt about that choice. At least after the kidnapping for sex slavery.
Besides that too-easy happy ending and the anti-bullet magnetic shield, the movie is very good.
February 25th, 2009 [1:41:16]
crg_1129: I felt this movie was a good film because the film showed everything a father would do for his daughter and it had action to follow the roller coaster ride.
|This is how you make a good action movie|
August 28th, 2012 [4:42:10]
Rambo: plot?simple...bad guys kidnap liam's daughter...liam gets angry...liam goes paris..paris goes Kaboom...Liam Kills them one by one.Daughter saved.the end.