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"Taken" (Blu-ray)

TakenSynopsis

Bryan Mills (Neeson) is a retired CIA agent, divorced, and living close to his daughter Kim (Grace) because he cares so much about her.

Kim and her friend Katie want to go to Paris, and Bryan, knowing how dangerous Europe is with the current terrorist situation, at first refuses to let her go, but finally changes his mind.

So, off the two girls go to Paris. They stay in an apartment.

After meeting a nice looking young French boy on the street, they are invited to a party and tell him where they are staying.

That evening, they are both kidnapped, but Kim is able to make a cell phone call to Bryan during the kidnapping when she is hiding under the bed. After dragging her from beneath the bed, one of the kidnappers puts his ear to the phone. Bryan says that if they let her go now, that will be the end of it, but if not, he has certain skills, and he will find him and kill him. The kidnapper says, "Good luck."

Bryan flies to Paris and discovers to his horror that the girls are being trafficked for prostitution and will be sold to the highest bidder.

He locates the gang of kidnappers and makes good on his promise, taking out so many bad guys, the tourists in downtown Paris are probably wondering why the streets are so empty.

 

Specifications

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 33 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 34 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring  Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
  • Directed by Pierre Morel
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

The movie is fast, action-packed, and is extremely satisfying. It leaves you with the feeling, "Nobody ***** with the USA".

Technical

The image is very good and there is plenty of surrround sound.

Extras

These include the Director's Commentary, The Making of, Inside Action, Black Ops Field Manual, and a Digital Copy (SD DVD) for uploading to your iPod.