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Taken

Written by Myhorng. 9 comments Posted in: Movie, Review


It had been more than week I didn’t get to stick my ass into a cinema chair. So I was telling myself, “a movie I should watch today.” For the nearest cinema, Pyramid is a better choice over IOI Mall where both located along my daily routine route to work. I did some shopping and had my dinner all alone enjoying the tranquility moment before I headed to TGV. “Taken” was having the most matching screening time and in the cinema I was.

Without knowing much about this movie, luck I was depending and it turn out to be a good one. Storyline was pretty straight forward and simple. Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) a father, who is a retired special agent sort of Jack Bauer in the series “24”, going all out for his “taken” daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), held as sex slave.

Roadside Prostitution in Frace

Despite the simple story line, it was a good action pack with a lot of ass kicking plot after 15 – 20mins characters relationship’s introduction maneuver. The violence, torturing and happy killing scenes did not come in bundle with blood splashing everywhere as in “300”. Although the fighting itself was not shown in detail like Ip-Man, it was still well choreographed. No complaint about it.

I found the mother hotter

The kidnapping was solely for human trafficking instead of the normal father seeking daughter due to revenge by rival of the father while he served the country etc. This is more likely to happen to people surrounding us. Would that contribute to the overall perception towards this movie? Oh ya, the movie is pretty much French style to me.

Myhorng Rating7.75/10

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  1. ShaolinTiger

    This is an excellent movie, I was surprised wasn’t expecting it to be that good.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:49 am
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  2. Lisalicious

    good that you’ve reviewed it

    will be visiting cinema for this movie soon :D

    March 26, 2009 at 3:23 am
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  3. Pet

    Ooo….ooo, must watch then!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:24 am
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  4. eMmy LiM

    the story line ok??

    March 26, 2009 at 9:32 am
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  5. KY

    ooO, must watch then!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:57 am
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  6. Myhorng

    ST, since you also think it is good, meaning my feel towards this movie is just right.

    Lisa, I’ll say a go…

    Pet, do it.

    eMmy, story line simple as 123 but worth every penny u spend for the cinema.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm
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  7. Pet

    I have to find the time u know! and, someone to baby sit my children.

    March 27, 2009 at 5:56 am
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  8. Kimberlycun

    it’s an awesome film. totally unexpectedly good.

    on a diff note, liam neeson’s wife IRL just passed away. so sad :(

    March 27, 2009 at 11:14 pm
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  9. Myhorng

    KY, ya should.

    Pet, do it means do it get everything arrange… both of u go paktor abit.

    Kim, yeah yeah yeah & ohh dear…sad.

    March 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm
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