We reviewed Liam Neeson’s “Taken” last year (read that brilliant review here and behold its brilliance), but the film’s only now getting a Stateside release, and is scheduled to hit malls and multiplexes January 30, 2009. The French-made and set film is directed by Pierre Morel (“Banlieu 13″), and comes from Luc Besson’s Action Movie a Week factory, which pretty much translates into a movie that’s heavy on action with a barely passable storyline. You know, your average Luc Besson-written/produced action movie. Mind you, not that that’s a bad thing, given the premise of “Taken”: Liam Neeson is an ex-spy who destroys half of France in an attempt to retrieve his daughter, who has been abducted by Albanian slavers.
The five-minute clip below pretty much lays out the story act-by-act, and even shows you the final 10 minutes or so when Neeson’s character finally locates his daughter, played by Maggie Grace, and goes on a kidney punching spree that eventually involves taking on one of those Middle Eastern harem collecting douche bags.
Fun times, fun times…