“Taken” Movie Review

Posted: May 20, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Movie Reviews

Spoiler Alert:

Briefly, the movie was decent…6/10…Liam Nelson shows some physical skills that I have yet to see in any of his other roles. He does suprisingly well in the overplayed “angry vengful dad recovering kidnapped kid” role.

The movie does highlight what is a very real human trafficking problem and gives some insight into how this corrupt practice operates. It does show a father willing to do everything to assure his daughter’s safety, even torturing, killing, etc. I don’t condone such acts, but you can’t help but think you would do the same thing when you know that you have apprehended someone who definitely has information that is vital in recovering your daughter before she is turned into a sex slave.

It saddens me that thousands of such young women are not recovered and that worse yet, some are sold into slavery by their very own parents. I pray for justice and measured retribution for such acts here and now, but am consoled that Christ will measure out His vengence on those who perpetuate such evil when He shall return.

Anyhow, not a must see…overplayed genre, but Liam Nelson does suprisingly well in this role.

  1. mimi says:

    Although a truly sad reality, I enjoyed it. I thought the acting was good. Kept me in suspense. Liam was a beast. It would be cool to have a dad like that! I’d give it 7.5/10

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