This weekend, I was able to go out and watch a movie with a few friends. We easily decided to go watch the movie, Taken, which caught out eyes when the trailer first came out. We had our hopes high but I was slightly afraid of an action movie rated only PG-13, as I’ve had bad experiences with action movies with only a PG-13 rating, but still, I was excited to see the movie. By the end of the movie, my blood was still pumping and my buddies and I had something to talk about the whole way back from the theatre. The movie was easily one of the best movies I’ve seen recently.
The movie starts off a bit slow at first in order to build up the whole story but it wasn’t boring. The dialogue and premises was a bit cliched but nonetheless, it brings enough into the story to allow the movie to move on. Once the movie takes off, all you really have to do is sit back and watch the screen as the action just keeps moving from one sequence to another. It had the works, everything needed for a great action movie. The only problem I’ve heard from people in general is that there were a few plot holes and it was too straightforward where the movie didn’t make you think or question much and my response is, it is a great action movie. The problems with the plot were minor to nothing and the problem with it being too straightforward? It’s a action movie, as long as it provides the adrenaline and freshness to the action, it will be great and the movie was in fact, a great action movie.
In conclusion, I would recommend this movie to anyone out to see a great movie. I would personally give this movie an “A-” and the only reason it isn’t an A or an A+ is because of the cliched premises and dialogue, which of course, didn’t take anything away from the movie; I’m just a very picky person in general =]