Monday, April 23, 2018
"I will find you, and I will kill you." A nice man, who just wants to see his daughter (who now lives in a mansion with her bitchy mom and very rich step dad), is taken advantage of by spoiled daughter and bitchy ex so daughter can go to Europe. Oh, the man is an ex-CIA operative and the daughter and her friend are promptly kidnapped by nasty men who want to sell them off into the sex slave trade. Daddy is not happy and goes after them.
Liam Neesom (hubba hubba) stars as the ex CIA operative who is not a man one wants to meet if he is not happy with you. He took this role as a fun flick so he could spend time in Paris and take up karate. He never expected it to be a hit or to be another kick ass action star. This is a film that, once the girls are taken (her friend), never lets up and you are on the edge of your seat. It is fun to watch even with the body count. It produced 2 more sequels which are ok but not as good as the first which is typical.
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Sure made him a name for himself in the genre. First was good indeed. By the time the third rolled around it they got pretty meh.ReplyDelete
The sight of Liam Neeson prompts you to exclaim "hubba hubba"? I have the same reaction to Pee-wee Herman. :)
I have not seen the French action thriller film Taken or any of its sequels, but it does seem like my kind of movie. I admire Liam Neeson's acting, enjoyed Maggie Grace in Lost and Californication, Famke Janssen in How To Get Away With Murder and The Blacklist, and Katie Cassidy in Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing Tidbits and Trivia about Taken, dear friend BB, and have a T-rrific day!
I enjoyed this one but have not seen the sequels.ReplyDelete
Didn't see it but sounds like one I would enjoy. Must look out for it.ReplyDelete
After all the buzz, I still haven't seen itReplyDelete
We just love Liam Neesom in this role! When his character utters these words, "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you...." we were socked in for the whole ride in this edge of your seat action/adventure that left us wanting more and more we got with two additional films. I hate that they brought it to an end. The TV series is a washout. Great 'T' movie!
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Hi Birgit - I've never heard of this ... but I'm not a movie buff, so unsurprising ... sounds fun - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I'm only vaguely familiar with it, but I knew it had spawned two sequels. I was actually surprised to learn that the very first one came out only ten years ago.ReplyDelete
I do believe I saw this one. I wasn't all that enthused about it, but it was a mindless way to pass a couple hours.ReplyDelete
Never saw this one, and never even heard of the sequels.ReplyDelete
Interesting. I thought this film was poor. I remember at the time it got poor reviews, then became a box office hit and all of a sudden everyone loved it. I could never figure out why! I wrote a review/rant about it when the sequel came out if you're interested - https://iainkellywriting.com/2012/10/09/taken/ReplyDelete
I saw this, kind of remember it, but know that we liked it when we saw it. I don't think I've seen a Liam Neesom film that I haven't liked.ReplyDelete
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LOVED this movie and Liam:)ReplyDelete
Just when I have a chance to see it, I change my mind. The clips, I recall, were compelling that I wanted to know what happened. The scenes were also too intense. Maybe I'm laid back enough to watch it.ReplyDelete
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I haven't seen this one, but DH did, and liked it. I like Neeson in lots of things, but thought this one would be a bit too bloody. I'll have to check it out on your recommendation. TFS & hope you've had a good start to the week, and are feeling more 'up' these days. Hugs.ReplyDelete
I've not seen this, but wanted to when it was in theaters. It STILL sounds like one I would want to see.ReplyDelete
I think I saw parts of this one. It was suspenseful indeed.ReplyDelete
This is the only of the series I've seen and I liked it.ReplyDelete
Glad most of you enjoyed the film. Iain. I will check your your review and catch up with your excellent travel stories. Liam Neeson didn’t even think it would be a hit and made it on a lark. The sequels are ok but not as good as the firstReplyDelete
I keep meaning to watch this - I own it, but I have never gotten around to putting in the DVD :)ReplyDelete
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