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Taken by the Movie Taken

Updated on October 20, 2014

The first time I watched it

The first time I watched the movie taken was on a bus ride to Manila. My bestfriend and I were going to visit her family who lives in Caloocan City. From my place in Tarlac City, it would take around 2.5 hours to reach Caloocan. On the first half of our journey, the driver decided to just play the bus radio for all the passengers who cared to listen to the music. It was only on the second half of the bus ride when the bus conductor decided to play DVD copy of the movie. Sad to say, we were not able to finish watching the movie for we have already reached our destination. Good thing we remembered the title of the movie. We were able to watch it via the internet the first chance we had upon coming back home.

The Movie

Liam Neeson plays the role of Bryan Mills in the action-crime movie entitled Taken. Bryan is a divorced ex-CIA agent who is now living alone and wanted to be close to his daughter Kim (played by Maggie Grace). On her seventeenth birthday, Bryan gifted her a mini karaoke machine thinking that his daughter still wanted to be a singer, while a pony is what the rich step-dad gave the birthday celebrant as a gift which excites the girl very much, leaving Bryan and his karaoke gift. Bryan then left the party feeling somewhat worthless.

Then Kim asked Bryan to allow her to spend a vacation in Europe with a girlfriend. At first Bryan does not want to give her his permission but reluctantly gave it in the end for fear that if he would disagree, the more his daughter would feel more resentful towards him. Upon arriving in Paris, an Albanian syndicate which kidnaps young female tourists kidnapped Kim and her friend to be sold as sex-slaves. Bryan only has 4 days to get back his daughter or he will no longer be able to see her. So Bryan sets off and goes to Paris to chase his daughter's kidnappers. What follows next is a straight to the point, fast-paced action scenes.

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.

— Bryan Mills to Kim's kidnapper

Taken - Here is the official trailer of the movie Taken

Made me a fan

I was completely taken away by this movie, the love a father have for his daughter, and what he was able to do to save his child. After watching this movie, I have become a Liam Neeson fan and went on to watch its sequel Taken 2 and also his other movies like the Unknown and The A-Team wherein he played the role of Hannibal. Of course I was not disappointed by Taken 2. Here it was Liam and his wife who gets kidnapped. Now I am waiting for the 3rd sequel of Taken. I read in the internet that Liam agreed to do Taken 3 as long as no one gets taken.

You may want to take a look on my review about the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

Comments - Have you seen Taken? What are your thoughts about it?

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    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have not yet, but with Liam Neeson I can imagine it is pretty great. Thanks for review!

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have not yet, but with Liam Neeson I can imagine it is pretty great. Thanks for review!

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Cesky: Me too. Can't wait for Taken 3 to be shown here. Thanks for the visit.

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      Cecilia Karanja 

      4 years ago from Nairobi

      And there's taken 2

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      Cecilia Karanja 

      4 years ago from Nairobi

      I also love this movie.

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Hairdresser007: Yes, you're right. I did enjoyed it a lot.

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      James Jordan 

      4 years ago from Burbank, CA

      This was a fun movie!

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Minoru10: You have to watch this, Minoru, it's really good. Thanks for the visit.

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks, FreshStart7, for the like and the comment.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      I have to see this movie!!! Thanks for sharing. Intriguing review, asereht1970!

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      Michael Yoshinaka 

      4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      This movie will be my next pick when I get a chance to watch a movie.

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      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've seen it 3 times on the TV - I really enjoyed it (obviously!)

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @georgepmoola2: Thank you, George, for liking.

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @LornsA178: Thanks, LornsA178, for the visit and the like.

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      LornsA178 

      4 years ago

      My daughter and I watched this movie few weeks ago. It's so intense that I could not stay on my chair due to some suspense. Nice review.

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      georgepmoola2 

      4 years ago

      A crackerjack of a film, very well reviewed.

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Maggie42: Try watching it when you have the time. It's a good movie.

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      Maggie42 

      4 years ago

      I have to admit I haven't seen this movie but i will keep an eye out for it - it's always good to get someone else's opinion Thanks

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Yes, and it really is a good movie. Try watching it sometime if you haven't. Thanks a lot.

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @Colin323: Thanks for the appreciation. Glad you like it.

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      WriterJanis2 

      4 years ago

      This sounds very suspenseful.

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      Colin323 

      4 years ago

      A very exciting and fast-moving film, with a good storyline about parental love and determination; nice review.

    • asereht1970 profile imageAUTHOR

      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @tazzytamar: Have you seen Taken 2? It's also a good one.

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      @lollyj lm: Glad to know you like him. He is one of my favorites.

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      Laurel Johnson 

      4 years ago from Washington KS

      I loved this film, and Taken 2 also. Liam Neeson never disappoints and he was exceptional in this one.

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      Anna 

      4 years ago from chichester

      I really loved this film - I think it's great how they portray how far a father or parent will go to protect their child.

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