Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flick Pick: Taken

(20th Century Fox, 2008)

Another Luc Besson blockbuster. One might have thought that pushing 60 when this film was made, Liam Neeson would be too old to be an action hero. They would be wrong.
Someone might also think that if someone took his teenage daughter to sell into white slavery in any father's worst nightmare, she wouldn't stand a chance of rescue. They would also be wrong. Somebody might even think that there's no way audiences or critics would enjoy another Bessonesque masterpiece of car chases, explosions, dead bad guys by the score, and reprehensible French citizenry getting beat up on camera. They would be the wrongest of all. One can never see enough Frenchmen getting beaten up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This comment will probably get lost in the spam filter, but here goes...
A good "beating up Frenchmen" movie is "Killing Zoe" or as I like to call it "Killing Frenchmen".