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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    This was an awesome movie. Liam Neeson beating the shit out of everybody in Paris. I recommend it.
     
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    I read a couple solid reviews.
    Nice to hear it actually delivers.
     
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    limping_decorum Senior member

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    the daughter should have been strangled for wearing that jacket.
     
  4. Nicholas

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    I read a couple solid reviews.
    Nice to hear it actually delivers.


    Yeah it's a bit like Irreversible. Brutal but enjoyable.
     
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    This was an awesome movie. Liam Neeson beating the shit out of everybody in Paris. I recommend it.

    +1.

    It has been available on BT for a year now. Fun movie.
     
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    Yeah it's a bit like Irreversible. Brutal but enjoyable.

    Tell me there's some anal rape.
     
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    What's BT?

    BitTorrent. Like Netflicks, but with better selection, better prices, and it's more convenient.
     
  9. Connemara

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    +1. It has been available on BT for a year now. Fun movie.
    Yeah, I didn't realize this until I searched for this and a bunch of trackers had "Taken.2008." Didn't realize that. I don't think I've seen Irreversible.
     
  10. Connemara

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    Oh, and because a film snob will surely post in here about how Taken is garbage, please consider this portion of a review on RT. "It's the action that is key. Neeson's character doesn't just open up a can of whup-ass on the kidnappers. He opens up a whole bucket of whup-ass." [​IMG]
     
  11. Nicholas

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    I don't think I've seen Irreversible.


    You should.
     
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    I noticed when I was in the US that this movie was advertised as coming soon. It was released in Australia, and no doubt many other countries in early-mid 2008, and is now on sale on DVD here. I don't understand why it wasn't released in the US at the same time. It's a great action movie.

    Note: 'great action movie', not 'great movie'.
     
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    Saw this the other day. Great for an action film which would've been made worse if someone like Bruce Willis was cast instead of Liam Neeson. I found that there wasn't enough violence and if I had the editor's gloves on I'd cut out that scene with Liam Neeson crawling under the bed where his daugher was abducted. Other than that, a solid effort with Luc Besson written all over it.
     
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    I, too, saw it online first before seeing it again in theaters here in CR. Couldn't believe it got a January release considering how relatively well-received it was by critics and people on IMDB.

    I was a huge Luc Besson fan and it was a pleasure to see him put something out that wasn't overly cheesy or included over-the-top action sequences. The storyline had a great Point A to Point B delivery with minimal surprises. I couldn't help but feel it was done in a tight budget but that did little to impair my enjoyment of it.

    Overall, I thought it was one of the better action films I'd seen in some time. Liam's character was an excellent mix of brutality and likability, something I've never seen him do before.
     
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    Based on the previews, I'm hoping for "Jason Bourne + 30 years + a kid."
     
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    I think it's more like Commando, but with Liam Neeson instead of Arnie. And without Freddie Mercury as the bad guy (unfortunately).

    So yeah, it's great.
     
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    It had potential but they removed all the tension by making it a shallow action movie about half way through. It wasn't terrible.
     
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    Loved it. Great action movie but the daughter was horrible. What the hell was up with her running like an idiot?
     
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    +1.

    It has been available on BT for a year now. Fun movie.


    Thanks for the heads-up. I didn't know it was. Must have been screened at Cannes or something.
     
  20. Connemara

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    Loved it. Great action movie but the daughter was horrible. What the hell was up with her running like an idiot?
    [​IMG] I noticed this too.
     

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