I just need to say one thing before I get started: Forget what you might have heard about Liam Neeson; he kick can kick some serious ass!!!
"If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
Lol, at least in his newest movie Taken. His daughter gets abducted while on vacation in Paris which in turn sends him on a one man tirade to find her abductee and kill him (as he so eloquently puts it in every commercial you see of the film). The movie is suspenseful, alarming and an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I loved every second of it.
Okay I must say, however, Maggie Grace (most known for her role on the TV show Lost) does NOT play the most believable 17 year old. In real life she's 25-years-old and clearly cannot remember how a 17 year old acts. She's constantly running like a five year old runs when he/she gets the latest power ranger doll. She's over excited and just a little bit dumb acting in the movie. But I guess that's how she was when she was 17. who knows? It was little bit of a stretch and just a little bit awkward. Also, (and I hate to say this, but...) Famke Janssen plays the idiot bitchy ex-wife and mother to Maggie Grace quite well. Not sure where she founds her inspiration from...but I digress.
The movie was awesome and definitely a must see. Catch it now in theaters.
My rating: B