That’s Right Nate

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I was Taken with Taken

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I usually don’t find message films.  I find them preachy instead of entertaining.  Even though the story of a retired government agent who goes to Paris to save his daughter from Albanian white slavers could have been torn from today’s headlines, I was wrapped up enough in the story to not be distracted by the cautionary tale of what can happen to Americans visiting Europe.

Liam Neeson is amazing in the lead showing that can do American spirit even in the face of opposition from a typically corrupt European government and the action is intense and non-stop.  The villainous Albanians combine the menacing qualities of the vilest European bad guys, while still being darker skinned and hairy like Islamist terrorists.

Not lost in the movie’s action was the message encouraging Americans to avoid foreign travel because of the many dangers waiting overseas.  This movie helped to remind me what a great country we live in without white slavery and French people while not beating me over the head with this message.  I give it 4 flags out of 5.


Written by thatsrightnate

February 10, 2009 at 9:07 pm

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  1. I want to see this, thanks for reviewing it for all of us!


    February 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

  2. I love the “Don’t go abroad or else” genre, so true! People who travel need to learn the lesson that not everyone in the world is as nice as Americans.


    February 13, 2009 at 1:47 am

  3. Yeah, here in Brazil we’ll never forgive Americans for “Turistas”.


    February 13, 2009 at 4:43 am

  4. You can be sure Emily won’t be leaving this country until she’s 40.


    February 13, 2009 at 7:11 am

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