Weekend Trip To The Movies
February 12, 2009
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WEST HAVEN–Saturday night, Feb. 7 the Office of Student Activities brought students off campus for a night at the movies. Taken is an action-packed thriller starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. Neeson plays the roll of Bryan Mills, a former spy out to rescue his daughter no matter the cost.
In the movie, Neeson gives up his career to move close to his estranged daughter Kim (Grace). During a trip to Paris to follow U2 on their European concert tour, Grace is kidnapped. After discovering that the culprits are Albanian slave traders, Neeson launches a mission to find and punish the people responsible and thus get his daughter back safely.
Destroying everything and everyone who stands in his way, Neeson takes on the city of Paris and the scum that inhabit it.
This movie is a wonderful thriller and keeps the audience interested until the final scene. Although it isn’t receiving Oscar buzz, it is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Critiqued by many online as a “waste of time” and “predictable,” Taken nevertheless did not disappoint me. I thoroughly enjoy Liam Neeson’s work and while this film can’t be considered a film masterpiece, it was great to be whisked away from reality for a little while.
When all is said and done, Taken is truly action-packed with fight sequences and Liam Neeson does a wonderful job portraying a father hell bent on rescuing his daughter even if he has to “tear down the Eiffel Tower.”
Thanks to the Office of Student Activities for planning such a great trip!