Yes, Taken is exploitive predictable trash. So what. I thought Neeson was hot in Kinsey (bizarre, I know, but that’s how I roll):
In Taken, Mr. Neeson is even older and gets to intimidate, torture, and kill dozens of other good-looking well-dressed men! The violence is absolutely relentless! Every ten seconds, he was kicking someone’s ass! This film had it all. Sex slavery (trafficking is grotesque, of course, but the way it’s portrayed in the movie is so preposterous that I could enjoy it guilt-free)! Gorgeous French locations! Home invasion! Knife fights and hand-to-hand combat! Liam Neeson! A scene where the bad guys have Neeson tied up and suspended from a pipe on the ceiling! Oh my God! And Neeson is kicking all this ass in order to rescue his daughter, which excites my….ah…Freudian issues.