Saturday, 5 March 2011

Taken it easy

Just doing a bit of channel hopping and managed to catch the last 20 minutes of Taken. I've seen it a few times before and own it on DVD, but watching it now has just reminded me just what a great film it is.

It is a perfect example of a film that you can just watch from any point of its duration and it still be great. Yes, its full of happy coincidences & unlikely outcomes but I for one couldn't give a stuff. All that really matters is that Liam Neeson plays a superb double hard fooker as Bryan Mills, its got guns, fighting, bad foreign accents, car chases and a theme that is inspiring to any dad out there with a daughter. It's even got Holly Valance in it as a bonus.

It has also reminded me about Unknown, Neeson's new film, which oddly has just been released here in the UK. Looks like another decent exhibition of him being a nasty bastard. All this from the man who was the voice of Aslan, the kind lion from Narnia...

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