Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Taken Franchise wraps up with the most cliche'd premise in Hollywood?


Liam Neeson comes home and finds his wife dead and himself framed for her murder.  He spends the entire movie simulatenously dodging the police while hunting for the real killer.

Yeah.....I liked this movie the first time I saw it, when it was called "The Fugitive."  Jeesh, Hollywood, really?

Meh...ok, as long as you don't let Maggie Grace and her boyfriend/driving test issues hog half the freaking movie like last time, I'm probably there.  But I swear, if this one ends with Neeson and his family enjoying hot fudge sundaes,  I'm going to hurt someone in that theatre.  Fair warning.

And here's a bit of irony for you- Liam Neeson once turned down an opportunity to screentest to be the next James Bond when Timothy Dalton retired....because he didn't want to do action movies.  No kidding.


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    1. Bronson's wives/girlfriends/daughters never fared as well as the women in Taken- they were usually dead before the second plot point in all those films.

  2. I wonder if Neeson will still be doing these things when he's old enough to break a hip getting into the Aluminum Falcon.

    1. Considering the rapidly diminishing returns of the Narnia films, I'm guessing his plan of making his retirement money voicing a CGI lion wasn't looking as viable as it once did.