Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller. Rated PG-13.
Neeson in Taken
A former spy, Brian
Mills played by Liam Neeson is a divorced father who was an absent
father when his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) was growing up.
On her 17th birthday,
Brian tries to make amends and surprises his daughter by showing
up at her birthday party at her mother and wealthy stepfather's
mansion. Brian gives her a karaoke machine since she's been wanting
to be a singer since age 5. Her stepfather gives her a real-live
horse which she reacts with childlike enthusiasm.
One day, Kim and her
mother meets Brian for lunch. Kim asks her father if she can go
to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy) to visit museums.
He says "no" at first. She then has a tantrum when she
doesn't get what she wants. After a day, Brian reluctantly signs
the consent form, upon certain conditions.
When picking his daughter
up at her mother's house, she informs him Kim is going all over
Eurpoe following the U-2 band perform. His anxiety heightens and
fears for her safety, but allows her to experience adulthood.
While in Paris, she
is abducted by Albanians who traffic women. First they are sold,
drugged and then go into prostitution. Neeson is fantastic in
this role as he flys to Paris and tries to find his daughter.
He lets nothing get in his way with lots of action as he pursues
his ultimate goal.
This is an action thriller
if I ever seen one. I would recommend this movie if you are into
lots of action, car chases and lots of things blowing up. It's
a sit on the edge of your seat kind of movie. By the way, nice
scenes in Paris.