I almost never go to see movies in the theater. The cost/worth ratio of most movies is just too high. I could go into how repulsed I usually get at my theater-mates for their disgusting and distracting snacking habits, “whisperings,” chair-kickings, and ill-conceived entrance/exit strategies, but I’ll just say I think the tickets have gotten too expensive. Anyway, my point is that I usually catch movies after they’re out of theaters, which means I’m always late to the discussions about them. Continue reading →
I just saw Taken with Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen. In the movie, Liam Neeson’s character is a retired CIA specialist with a particular “set of skills” who is trying to make up for lost time with his daughter over the years. During a trip to Europe, the daughter is abducted by a trafficking group in Paris. Neeson’s character, utilizing his skill set, spends the movie pursuing his daughter’s captors.
That synopsis was the gist of what I had gathered from the previews on tv before I went to see the movie. I was a little surprised, however, to find that the movie was exactly that. Continue reading →