I did a post on Taken last month and gave you a peek to what it’s about but was only able to see Taken the other night and found that, while it was pretty entertaining to watch, what it really impressed upon me is just how sick and selfish people can really be. Taken, not to be confused by the 2002 Taken alien flick which by the way I really liked, is the story of an ex-operative (Liam Neeson) whose teenage daughter is taken by Albanians dealing in the sex trade. The father goes on a killing rampage as he tries to find his daughter within the 96-hour window given to him before the chances of him never seeing her again goes bye bye.
The action sequences are cool with smarts and training factoring in to the character’s success. While the movie did show the horror of sex trade what’s really nice about the movie is that it didn’t get preachy and was realistic in the sense that the Liam Neeson’s character didn’t get too wrapped up with the issue (as horrible as it is!) especially after he got his daughter back. What I liked though was that he got to hurt those bad men pretty bad (I loved the torture he inflicted on Marco) because they deserved it! It does satisfy ones appetite for revenge.
You’ll love this film if you are into action films. And if not at least it will remind you once again why sex trade should be fought. As for girls like me it reminds me to be more careful when traveling!