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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
The quest for revenge, naturally.

There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by meader View Post
There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.
the train of thought is rudimentary. Both films are gritty, in your face and quite violent. revenge - 7 dictionary results re⋅venge    /rɪˈvɛndʒ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-venj] Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -venged, -veng⋅ing, noun –verb (used with object) 1. \tto exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother. 2. \tto take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother's murder. –verb (used without object) 3. \tto take revenge. –noun 4. \tthe act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance. 5. \tsomething done in vengeance. 6. \tthe desire to revenge; vindictiveness. 7. \tan opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction. Origin: 1350–1400; ME revengen (v.) < MF, OF revenger, equiv. to re- re- + venger to avenge < L vindicāre; see vindicate
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
the train of thought is rudimentary. Both films are gritty, in your face and quiet violent.

revenge - 7 dictionary results
re⋅venge
   /rɪˈvɛndʒ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-venj] Show IPA Pronunciation
verb, -venged, -veng⋅ing, noun
-verb (used with object)
1. \tto exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, esp. in a resentful or vindictive spirit: He revenged his murdered brother.
2. \tto take vengeance for; inflict punishment for; avenge: He revenged his brother's murder.
-verb (used without object)
3. \tto take revenge.
-noun
4. \tthe act of revenging; retaliation for injuries or wrongs; vengeance.
5. \tsomething done in vengeance.
6. \tthe desire to revenge; vindictiveness.
7. \tan opportunity to retaliate or gain satisfaction.
Origin:
1350-1400; ME revengen (v.) < MF, OF revenger, equiv. to re- re- + venger to avenge < L vindicāre; see vindicate

I'm not sure that a fire extinguisher to the face is quiet violence.
post #34 of 52
Not sure how this movie slipped by me, but WOW.

I am so glad to see Liam Neeson back to doing some ass-kicking. I give this movie my Tokyo Slim seal of approval.
post #35 of 52
nvm.
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by millionaire75 View Post
Loved it. Great action movie but the daughter was horrible. What the hell was up with her running like an idiot?

hahahaha i noticed this but it never really registered until i read your post
post #37 of 52
Be sure you download the original French film instead of watching it in the theaters. The one they released in the US has been watered down (scenes actually refilmed) to fit a PG-13 rating. I've only seen the original but a friend of mine who has seen the original and the US theater release pointed the changes out to me.
post #38 of 52
Taken is the definition of a guilty pleasure. Liam Neeson's character makes Jack Bauer look like a human-rights activist.
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Taken is the definition of a guilty pleasure. Liam Neeson's character makes Jack Bauer look like a human-rights activist.
He'll leave the light on.
post #40 of 52
Movie was great. Violent and brutal, just what I needed to see
post #41 of 52
I loved it when he shot the French guy's wife in the arm.....nothing better than collateral damage in order to get to the finish line. an admirable trait in our own Jack Bauer
post #42 of 52
I saw it with my wife and gotta give it a two snaps up, way way up.

Great flick. Pure entertainment and not one of those movies that make you think and all that bullshit. Pure action.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by meader View Post
There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.

moron.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by BubblyMasquerade View Post
moron.
What's up with your attitude, punk?
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by meader View Post
There are endless amounts of cultural works that in some way concern revenge. Could you clarify this a little further, please? I am not trying to sound rude, I'm just interested in your train of thought.

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Originally Posted by BubblyMasquerade View Post
moron.

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Originally Posted by meader View Post
What's up with your attitude, punk?

Easy now guys, we're talking about a freaking ACTION MOVIE - that means it's not going into some dissertation anytime soon.

Liam Neeson was bad ass in this movie. I anticipating some very cliche moments, but they did not happen. I appreciate how he was physically brutal, but what made him scary was the guile and cunning he showed from years of experience. They should have a movie pitting him against Anton Chigurh.
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