Saturday, July 18, 2009

DVD: Taken (Blu-ray)

DVD_Taken_BluRay We watched Taken with David and Val tonight round at ours tonight. Starring Liam Neeson it was the 'extended harder cut' version … (ouch!). Just before we started watching the film, I served my chili-chicken for the main-course and Ann's served her brioche and butter Apricot pudding about half-way through.

The storyline? Neeson's daughter is kidnapped in Paris for no apparent reason and he sets out to rescue her – whatever it takes! A pretty violent film from start to finish, but also very watchable. Action hero is not a role normally undertaken by Liam Neeson, but he was very convincing throughout and the film had an especially tense final 15 minutes – one of our fave films so far this year, but the sugary-sweet happy-endings so apparent in modern American movies was, in my view unnecessary.
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Karen and Paul had invited us round to theirs, but we were just too knackered after we'd cleared up.