Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kickass Movie List #95: Taken

Taken is kind of a terrible movie. I mean, I like it, but for all of the wrong reasons. THe unrealism of the movie abounds from scene one to (especially) the finale.

It does have an absolutely fantastic badass boast, though...

"I Will Find You, and I Will Kill You"

Let the record state that anyone who doesn't believe that Liam Neeson is going to find and kill this dude doesn't pay much attention to revenge movies (or movies in general), but the speed with which he finds (and kills!) his daughters kidnapper is truly top notch. The dude barely lasts another ten or so minutes.

The line itself is sort of silly. It's cheesy, it's unrealistic as hell, and it's exactly the type of badass "you don't even know what you're messing with" line that you want to hear Neeson's character say. It's the type of line that implies a body count is coming, and those bodies aren't going to belong to Neeson or his daughter.

1 comment:

  1. I saw this movie for the first time about three weeks ago. Agree with everything here. It's pure, unadulterated, unrealistic fun, and Liam Neeson steals every scene he's in.

    I wonder how the movie would have played out had it been more realistic, with Liam killing only a couple of people and not requiring tons of luck to find his daughter.