Archive for February 28th, 2009

“Taken”

February 28, 2009
Dude, just give him back his daughter.

Dude, just give him back his daughter.

There’s something surprisingly and lovingly familiar about Liam Neeson”s new action vehicle Taken. It’s not that Liam Neeson completely rocks no matter what he does. It’s also not that this film follows in the footsteps  of other lesser genre action films from the “written by Luc Besson” canon by being far better than it’s parts than it has any reason to be. Or that you manage to enjoy the scene that you enjoyed so thuroughly in the trailer. Nope. The real reason why is because it’s in many ways a replica of that wonderful 80’s actioneer Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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