Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Lelan Orser, Anjul Nigam, Jon Gries
Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.
Former government operative Bryan Mills begins the longest 96-hours of his life--and the hunt for the fearsome organization that has taken his daughter Kim. Mills had only recently given up his government career as what he calls a preventer to be near Kim, who lives with Bryan's ex-wife Lenore and her new husband. To make ends meet, Bryan joins some former colleagues for special security details (like guarding a pop diva), but most of his time and energy are spent re-connecting with Kim. Bryan's familial goal is nearly derailed when Kim requests his permission to spend time in Paris with a friend. All too aware of the dangers that could lie ahead for Kim in a foreign land, Bryan says no, but Kim's disappointment leads him to very reluctantly relent. Bryan's worst fears are realized when Kim and her friend Amanda are suddenly abducted--in broad daylight--from the Paris apartment at which they've just arrived. Moments before Kim is dragged away by the as yet unseen and unknown assailants, she manages to phone Bryan, who begins to expertly piece together clues that will take him to the darkness of Paris's underworld, and to the City of Light's plushest mansions. He will face nightmares worse than anything he experienced in black ops--and let nothing and no one stop him from saving his daughter.I don't know what my enjoyment of this movie says about me but hot damn this movie was good. I read on Yahoo! Movies that all of the critics gave this movie a C but, I rate my movies based on my enjoyment of a movie and this entertained the socks right off of me. I don't care about anything other than this movie entertained me. Like Lil Mama loves to say when she's judging the dance crews on America's Best Dance Crew, "Ya'll entertained me" and that's what I would say to Liam Neeson should I ever see him and he ask my opinion on this movie.
The subject surrounding this movie isn't a nice one. It's not all peaches and roses but man, the depth of this man's love for his daughter is to be commended. I mean, this fool went on a frickin' killing spree, killing every fool in France to find his daughter. It was tight. The way that he was intently focused on finding his daughter and the lengths that he went to, to get her back made me kinda wish that he was my Dad but then I thought, nahhhh...I'm not stupid enough to go to Paris all by myself and then tell some facking Frenchie fag that me and my friend are all alone and have the whole house to ourselves after sharing a cab and letting him know where the hell we're staying, setting up my own damn kidnapping in the process. So I'm glad that I'm not stupid to need him as a Dad...which is good because I love my Dad. But just because I love my Dad, doesn't mean that it wouldn't be tight to have Bryan as my Dad because he has skills that have been aquired over the course of many years that aided him in his career. Skills that make it a nightmare for people like stupid Frenchie fag because he will look for them, he will find them and he will....kill them.
And he did all of that dammit. It was off the hook. You should you watch this movie for yourself because it was that good.
Watch this movie. Dammit.