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athousandyears
02-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Has anyone seen Taken? It came out in 2008 but it's been released again in theaters. I just saw it online... (link here: http://ipb.quicksilverscreen.com/index.php?showtopic=94877&st=0)

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this movie. This guy fucking kills everyone, no mercy. Every annoyance that I have seen in an action movie (example: when someone is threatening a hostage with a knife to the neck and the main character surrenders his gun, WTF JUST SHOOT HIM), was taken care of in this movie. Really impressed me.

The plot isn't that original (daughter gets kidnapped, gets revenge) but the movie in itself was very different than other action/thrillers.

(: My two cents.

Fuegodefuerza
02-11-2009, 11:48 PM
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

Best way I've explained this movie.

Main Character > Jack Bauer X Jason Bourne

Boom. Roasted.

athousandyears
02-11-2009, 11:51 PM
EXACTLY. I THOUGHT OF JASON BOURNE TOO. But way more extreme because he doesn't give a shit! He'll shoot up your wife.

Best line ever: "This is not the time for dick measuring!"

Slow beginning, but it gets so much better.

Fuegodefuerza
02-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Hahahaha, I loved it sooooo much. When he shot the wife I was literally in shock. I thought he'd killed her! And I was like, "wtf did you do that for?!"

^^^Testament to a good movie.

Zombie
02-11-2009, 11:58 PM
/me throat jabs Fuegoddefuerza.

HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW MOTHA' FUCKA!

Watched it the other night. Was total win.

athousandyears
02-11-2009, 11:58 PM
Hahahaha, I loved it sooooo much. When he shot the wife I was literally in shock. I thought he'd killed her! And I was like, "wtf did you do that for?!"

I know! Usually, in movies, the main character doesn't do crazy shit like that... It was more shocking because she knew him. He was a family friend and then BAM. Even if it was only a flesh wound =/

Anlun
02-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Greatest spy character IMO. Makes Bond look like a bitch, and Bourne look like Bond's slutty bottom.

He takes everyone down with a simple kick to the nuts and a jab to the throat, all the while never raising his calm voice. Simple but effective. That man is my idol.

Jangel
02-12-2009, 01:40 AM
What a fucking amazing movie. Most realistic action film I've seen in a long time. Shooting the asshole with a knife to the hostage's neck is for the ultimate motherfucking win.

Veri
02-12-2009, 01:43 AM
Yeah, I've been reccing this movie in IRC for a while. Totally badass, nonstop awesomeness after the first 20 minutes. The scene where he fucked up the guy in the taxi was tight. Shit, I gotta rewatch it.

Iztiak
02-12-2009, 02:07 AM
Loved this movie. Not really a spectacularly original film, but it doesn't need to be.

It's awesome.

Knox
02-12-2009, 02:36 AM
This movie is full of win because it has Liam Neeson :awesome .

It's Bourne x Spike x Liam Neeson + Liam Neeson.

Did I mention Liam Neeson is win?

Philly Homer
02-12-2009, 08:27 AM
Just watched this. It's a pretty generic plot, with a couple of twists here and there. The best part is Liam Neeson kicking some serious ass in the movie, and that is what ends up making the movie. The action is close to the Bourne Trilogy which is honestly what surprised me. Going into the movie I expected the action to be pretty ordinary, but it exceeded all expectations. Oh and Liam Neeson did a great job acting wise, it wasn't just the cold blooded killer mentality, but also the scenes with his family.

I liked that Neeson pretty much killed anyone who had a had in his daughter's disappearance. I loved what he did to Marco and the dude who wanted to negotiate at the end. My favorite one might be the one where he shoots the French officer's wife.

Invader.Azula
02-12-2009, 09:18 AM
This movie was epic!

I loved the part when he interrogated the guy in the chair with the nails and jumper cables.

Liam Neeson is the epitome of the nice guy that could totally kick your ass.

Portus
02-12-2009, 12:13 PM
This movie is full of win because it has Liam Neeson :awesome .

It's Bourne x Spike x Liam Neeson + Liam Neeson.

Did I mention Liam Neeson is win?

Haven't seen the movie yet, but it's tough to go wrong with Liam Neeson. I'm sure lots of you here have seen his movie Rob Roy, where he's the Scottish legend and Tim Roth (now in Lie To Me) is the bad guy you really, REALLY hate. Plus, it has Jessica Lange as Neeson's wife, and she was still pretty damn sexy then. Of course, if you've seen the King Kong remake from the 70s with her and Jeff Bridges, you already know she was at her sexiest then... And yes, I know she looks pretty rough nowadays.

Anyway, Neeson is good in the "WTF? Did you just fuck with my family?? Oh, that was a big mistake, bitch"-type roles, and I'm looking forward to seeing this one.

Speaking of Tim Roth, I read that he was originally slated to play Snape in the Potter movies, and in my opinion, he would have made a better Snape than Rickman. I know many may think that's blasphemy, and I do like Rickman (especially in Die Hard), but he's really too old to have been a classmate of Harry's parents and Sirius and Lupin, and in love with Lily Evans. That's my $0.02, anyway.

Anlun
02-12-2009, 03:23 PM
My favorite part was

when he sees his daughter's slutty best friend, dead after being drugged and suffocated in her own vomit. That's what she gets for whoring herself to a french guy. No one asks about her at the end of the movie, no one will probably even find her decomposed body. Fitting end.

Banta
02-13-2009, 04:42 AM
Anything with Qui-Gon Schindler == Win.

If you guys liked this, check out Man on Fire, if you haven't already.

Iztiak
02-13-2009, 06:03 AM
Ah, I liked that one too. It's very similar in some aspects.

Scrib
02-18-2009, 08:30 AM
I was sad when it ended, awesome. Liam neeson right? At least he didnt die a completely pathetic death like some of his other movies, like leo dicaprio

AntiChrist
02-18-2009, 10:41 AM
I saw this movie a couple of days ago. The plot was like others had said, not very original, but Liam Neeson was awesome. I could have done with a little less scripted sappiness though.

bornagainpenguin
02-27-2009, 08:07 PM
:headshot:

Wait, you guys thought this was good?

I'll admit it started perfectly, then built itself to a nice toned death dealing machine...only to utterly wimp out in the end.

For fuck's sake, once they make it back to the States (and there are absolutely zero problems getting out of France--I mean who cares the guy just went on a killing spree that would make most serial killers cry with envy?) the daughter runs off to Slut-Mommy and her Daddy-Dollars like it was no big deal.

W. T. F !

Slut-Mommy and Daddy-Dollars were the ones who pretty much got you into the mess in the first place! They did everything to facilitate the kidnapping but call ahead at the airport to let the Albanians know prime Pussy was on its way... And she goes back with them?

And Liam Neeson just stands back and smiles that sad smile like it was all worth it to see his dumb daughter go back to the ones who will likely start another campaign to PAS the girl all over again!

I was all over this movie until that happened at the end. Yeah I know there's the meeting at the end but still that's all he gets for his troubles?? Lousy ending spoiled the otherwise excelent movie for me.

--bornagainpenguin

KrzaQ
02-27-2009, 08:25 PM
I had to wait for action way too long, and it was very fluffy at the end. Action, though, was amazing and seemed much more realistic than all combos done in other movies. And main character wasn't stupid enough to leave any enemies alive to attack him from behind later.

Shooting the guy with knife to hostages' neck? After watching Firefly it doesn't seem that impressive.

Boo
02-27-2009, 09:32 PM
:headshot:

I'll admit it started perfectly, then built itself to a nice toned death dealing machine...only to utterly wimp out in the end.

For fuck's sake, once they make it back to the States (and there are absolutely zero problems getting out of France--I mean who cares the guy just went on a killing spree that would make most serial killers cry with envy?) the daughter runs off to Slut-Mommy and her Daddy-Dollars like it was no big deal.

W. T. F !

Slut-Mommy and Daddy-Dollars were the ones who pretty much got you into the mess in the first place! They did everything to facilitate the kidnapping but call ahead at the airport to let the Albanians know prime Pussy was on its way... And she goes back with them?

And Liam Neeson just stands back and smiles that sad smile like it was all worth it to see his dumb daughter go back to the ones who will likely start another campaign to PAS the girl all over again!

I was all over this movie until that happened at the end. Yeah I know there's the meeting at the end but still that's all he gets for his troubles?? Lousy ending spoiled the otherwise excelent movie for me.
--bornagainpenguin

I have to agree. If i was Liam Neeson i would be saying
-"I fucking told it was dangerous"
I would be getting the final say in everything. No matter what it was.
-"Wanna go to New York? Fuck no! Look what happened in Paris. You and your whore friend picked up a stranger at the airport."


Who shares a cab with a stranger?
And he was leaving the airport too, how did he know that the cabs were expensive? Showing where you are staying, letting them know you are alone. Darwinism at its finest.


Great movie. Finally someone that doesnt put down the gun when a knife is at your kids throat.

meatzman2
02-27-2009, 10:39 PM
Lol I'm watching it now, daughter just got dragged out from under the bed. Someone is going to die :D

bornagainpenguin
02-28-2009, 01:21 AM
Lol I'm watching it now

Heh...DVDScr FTW!

Couple one with a nice 52 inch TV running XBMC off an old whitebox computer, homemade popcorn off the airpopper and some Goose Island beer and you're talking a nice night... Movie Theaters? What are those? :awesome

--bornagainpenguin

The Duke
03-04-2009, 04:09 AM
I know a cop who works with sexual slavery in real life. This guy has seen so much shit like the stuff in this film he's all fucked up, he's seriously suspicious of anyone and everyone who he hasn't personally vetted. It's probably a good thing given some of the non-secure stories he's told me. I just hope a few people realise that this shit isn't make believe, it actually does happen in Europe, the US, and Canada.

Big D on a Diet
03-05-2009, 05:25 AM
Is it wrong that I was waiting for a message saying "The princess is in another castle!!!" right there at the end when he finds her?

BAP has a point about the last scene. You'd think you'd need a crowbar to get the daughter away from him after all that, but she just runs off to the cunt mother like nothing happened.

EDIT: I just went on wiki to find out how old Liam Neeson is (56 btw), and I found this.

William John "Liam" Neeson OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish actor. He is well known for his roles as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, as Qui-Gon Jinn in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and as the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia film series. He has also starred in several other blockbusters including Darkman, Rob Roy, Kingdom of Heaven, Batman Begins and Taken. He has played several characters based on real people, including Michael Collins and Alfred Kinsey, and is also set to play President Abraham Lincoln in a biographical film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Now all I can think about is Honest Abe running around France and killing people.

Midknight
03-05-2009, 11:30 PM
:headshot:

Wait, you guys thought this was good?

I'll admit it started perfectly, then built itself to a nice toned death dealing machine...only to utterly wimp out in the end.

For fuck's sake, once they make it back to the States (and there are absolutely zero problems getting out of France--I mean who cares the guy just went on a killing spree that would make most serial killers cry with envy?) the daughter runs off to Slut-Mommy and her Daddy-Dollars like it was no big deal.

W. T. F !

Slut-Mommy and Daddy-Dollars were the ones who pretty much got you into the mess in the first place! They did everything to facilitate the kidnapping but call ahead at the airport to let the Albanians know prime Pussy was on its way... And she goes back with them?

And Liam Neeson just stands back and smiles that sad smile like it was all worth it to see his dumb daughter go back to the ones who will likely start another campaign to PAS the girl all over again!

I was all over this movie until that happened at the end. Yeah I know there's the meeting at the end but still that's all he gets for his troubles?? Lousy ending spoiled the otherwise excelent movie for me.

--bornagainpenguin

The movie wasn't that good. it was alright, good action, realistic, some really funny parts like where the guy get's slammed by the truck after jumping down. Shooting the guy through the porthole in the door, shooting the dude that had his daughter.

But the ending was fucking horrible, the whole movie was too predictable, generic gun fight where the couch stops the automatic bullets flying at you, jumps through glass windows/partitions without being skewed to fuck and back, high speed car crashes that don't turn the hero to mush, hero is super aware of his surroundings, yet get knocked out after leaving a room with a gun to the back of a bad guy's head, her has to escape and uses steam from the pipe's he's tied to, etc.

I'd of like it better if the dumb fucking daughter died and THEN he went batshit. The bit with him threatening the kidnapper, ripoff from Ransom. Shooting your friend's wife, ripoff of 24. They took what could of been THE awesome revenge movie, watered it down, redid shit from every other movie like this, and just failed to make a 10.

Decent movie, not good, not omfgwtfpwn.

Kang
03-23-2009, 02:47 PM
Recently his wife died due to a skiing accident.

But more importantly, did anyone notice the freakish way his daughter ran in the movie?

Blaise
03-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Recently his wife died due to a skiing accident.

But more importantly, did anyone notice the freakish way his daughter ran in the movie?1. That was fucked up. She was still pretty attractive, as well.
2. I did notice.

QuaziJoe
04-13-2009, 06:02 AM
I loved watching the girl run. That was her one and only redeeming attribute.
I could spend hours just watching that girl run.

Its like watching a stork Chasing after a errant fish that has gotten away.
It hilarious...

This movie was damn good, My only nit pick is that it ends too quickly I kinda wanted it to prolong a little bit more near the end. When he actually finds his daughter. I don't know how they would but it felt like they could have stretched out the last 20 minutess a good 10 or 15 minutes.

I did hate the Mother but that was expected. If anything It was obviously intentional so I could forgive the movie for making me hate her so much.

Would it have been nice if at the end The father Decks the mother when she gives him the Doe Eyes... Yeah. But Unfortunately it would have made it less realistic.

I'm just happy that this movie didn't cop out with the hero doing whatever it took.

No Mercy... Love it!

Magus
04-15-2009, 09:34 AM
I enjoyed this film as well. Neeson probably reminded so many people of Bourne because they blatantly ripped off the "frenetic shaky camera" thing they do in Bourne fights.

Still, I'd summarise this film as "Liam Neeson goes to Europe, pulls out a list of all the nationalities living in Paris and murderously works his way down, starting with A for Albanians and getting towards F for French."

Seriously, he just kills everyone. He's makes Bond or Bauer look like pussies in comparison; how many times have they let the bad guy get away only to have them come back at the end of the series/film to have to fight them again? Neeson just says "Nope, fuck it, I'm just going to shoot you now."

Did anyone else find it hysterical that you identify the French copper because he's holding a baguette under his arm? Or wonder who's driving the boat in the final action scene?