Reel Time: Taken
I had the opportunity to watch this movie today and allni can say is whoa!
April of last year, my cousin and I were given the opportunity to tour around europe but that almost didn’t happen.
2 days before we were scheduled to fly, my crazy cousin watched the movie Taken with her mom. Within the first five minutes of the movie, my aunt seriously considered not letting us go, regardless of the face that we were all packed and booked!
Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him “good luck,” so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend. – imdb.com
I think the makers of the movie were those guys who were not allowed by their parents to backpack around europe and was scarred for life! Haha! Seriously tho.. The movie speaks of 2 teenage girls who decided to travel to europe (it is a sort f “rite of passage” among teens in america) and ended up in the clutches of a bad gang who is in the white slavery and drug trade because of their stupidity. And the worst thing is, the father of one of e girls had to endure hearing the abduction of his daughter as he was on the phone with her when it happened. The father also had to deal with all sorts of crooks just to find his daughter which he is not even sure is alive.
The movie is truly a parent’s nightmare. If i had a kid, i definitely would not let him or her go to europe without a batallion of security details! It was really lucky that we talked my aunt into lettingus go.otherwise i would have bitterly hated the makers of taken for life.
Come to think of it, i still do.
Have you guys seen the movie? Thoughts? Lemme know. 🙂