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    More: Fail, Luc Besson, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, David Morrissey, sex slavery, Pierre Morel, RDJ  
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2013-06-25 12:00:09 AM  
Haven't seen the second one yet. Is it any good?
 
2013-06-25 12:04:57 AM  
It's just two hours of Neeson nervously eyeing teenagers at Knott's Berry Farm
 
2013-06-25 12:30:40 AM  
If his family members all had guns, this wouldn't happen.
 
2013-06-25 12:42:48 AM  
"Liam Neeson Punches People in the Neck: 3"
 
2013-06-25 01:16:11 AM  
At least his family isn't being stalked by sharks.
 
2013-06-25 01:30:20 AM  
don't be surprised if Olivier Megaton comes back

When did director's names start to sound like professional wrestlers?
 
2013-06-25 01:31:40 AM  
"I don't know who you are, or what you want, as long as you have a crap script, I will find you, and I will work for you."

My wife's theory is Liam lost his way after his wife's tragic death and takes any acting gig to keep his mind preoccupied.
 
2013-06-25 01:36:49 AM  
Who is that riveted by these Taken movies, anyway?

Taken, yeah. Taken a dump.
 
2013-06-25 01:38:36 AM  

Any Pie Left: "I don't know who you are, or what you want, as long as you have a crap script, I will find you, and I will work for you."

My wife's theory is Liam lost his way after his wife's tragic death and takes any acting gig to keep his mind preoccupied.


I think he said as much in an interview.
 
2013-06-25 01:43:40 AM  
You know how in Limitless Bradley Cooper takes that pill the first time and writes the first 90 pages of his book in like an hour? I think the Taken 2 script was written the same way, but without a pill.
 
2013-06-25 01:45:45 AM  
"I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

-Michael Caine on Jaws The Revenge

/this is a paycheck movie for Liam - nothing more nothing less
 
2013-06-25 01:46:34 AM  

Any Pie Left: "I don't know who you are, or what you want, as long as you have a crap script, I will find you, and I will work for you."

My wife's theory is Liam lost his way after his wife's tragic death and takes any acting gig to keep his mind preoccupied.



Isn't that obvious? He used to be a highly acclaimed dramatic actor who occasionally took summer action flicks. Now, he's settled into becoming the Irish Charles Bronson.

Although, here would be an interesting plot of Taken 3:

Liam Neeson walks into the kitchen, where his wife and daughter are looking at travel brochures:

Liam: Hey girls, what are you doing?
Girls: Nothing. Think we're just going to go visit grandma this year instead of traveling anywhere exotic.
Liam: Okay Have fun. (grabs beer out of fridge and goes in the living room to finish watching the game.

CUT TO THE GIRLS TAKING OFF ON VACATION AND LEAVING HIM AT HOME. OVER THE NEXT 3 DAYS, HE USES HIS SPECIAL SET OF SKILLS TO FIX THE FENCE, UNCLOG THE DRAIN, AND WASH THE CAR. HE SPENDS THE REST OF THE TIME DRINKING BEER IN THE RECLINER, WATCHING 24 ON NETFLIX, AND CALLING KIEFER SUTHERLAND A PUSSY.

CUT TO LIAM PASSED OUT IN THE RECLINER, THE GIRLS COME BACK AND NUDGE HIM AWAKE

Liam (still waking up): fark off, Kiefer!
Girls: Hey, it's just us. Just letting you know we're back
Liam: Oh. Welcome home. Is there any beer left?

CREDITS
 
2013-06-25 01:47:49 AM  
Go for the knee, son.
 
2013-06-25 01:54:59 AM  
They've already established that he has a particular set of skills, so Taken 3 will be 120 minutes of him paying bills.
 
2013-06-25 02:00:58 AM  
Who wants to go skiing?
 
2013-06-25 02:04:29 AM  
Storyboard from  Taken 3:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-25 02:11:07 AM  
There's this myth of white slavery and the sex trade that goes back to before American Prohibition. After years of rigorous investigations they found that no whores in brothels were being treated as chattel.  And the reason is fundamental, cranky whores aren't sexy whores.

That's why the first movie doesn't work. If you want to deal in illicit prostitutes it's easy enough to recruit, between the poor and drugged and the ones who just like to have sex. You don't have to kidnap whores unless they owe you money. Okay, maybe sometimes you do have to keep them on a short leash but thats playtime.
 
2013-06-25 02:17:59 AM  

wildcardjack: There's this myth of white slavery and the sex trade that goes back to before American Prohibition. After years of rigorous investigations they found that no whores in brothels were being treated as chattel.  And the reason is fundamental, cranky whores aren't sexy whores.

That's why the first movie doesn't work. If you want to deal in illicit prostitutes it's easy enough to recruit, between the poor and drugged and the ones who just like to have sex. You don't have to kidnap whores unless they owe you money. Okay, maybe sometimes you do have to keep them on a short leash but thats playtime.


Err... not entirely.

I take it you haven't been to tourist-heavy parts of Thailand.  Scared, russian-looking women, gigantic muscle bound dudes standing guard outside low-rent hotel rooms.

Paints a depressing picture, and that's after only one day while not actually looking for it.
 
2013-06-25 02:56:00 AM  

wildcardjack: That's why the first movie doesn't work. If you want to deal in illicit prostitutes it's easy enough to recruit, between the poor and drugged and the ones who just like to have sex. You don't have to kidnap whores unless they owe you money. Okay, maybe sometimes you do have to keep them on a short leash but thats playtime.


I can show you a documentary (by Lisa Ling) where one of the subjects got lured into it by her own damn cousin. The thing is, once you're in there, they take every measure to, ahem, 'protect their investment'- also known as preventing the girl from running like hell. You get lured in, but once you're in, you're as good as kidnapped.

While I'm at it, I'll toss in a bonus documentary (by Mariana van Zeller) for funsies, covering the 'high class call girl' end of the industry.
 
2013-06-25 03:01:55 AM  

wildcardjack: And the reason is fundamental, cranky whores aren't sexy whores.


I don't think 90% the type of people who visit whores are concerned about how sexy they are.
 
2013-06-25 03:03:42 AM  

Paris1127: Storyboard from  Taken 3:


I lol'd hard. Nice one.
 
2013-06-25 03:08:13 AM  

Sandwyrm: that's after only one day while not actually looking for it.


Suuuuuurrrre it is.
 
2013-06-25 03:17:55 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Haven't seen the second one yet. Is it any good?


It's not what I would call intelligent entertainment but it certainly kept me interested for somewhere under two hours.  Also it had a few rather satisfying moments of people getting theirs, much like the first one.

Yes yes, I'd rather see Liam Neeson do something amazing like Schindler's List again, but it's still a good time watching him be a badass and kill bad guys what have it coming to them.

Dr.Zom: Any Pie Left: "I don't know who you are, or what you want, as long as you have a crap script, I will find you, and I will work for you."

My wife's theory is Liam lost his way after his wife's tragic death and takes any acting gig to keep his mind preoccupied.

I think he said as much in an interview.


That's sad, but honestly he could have picked far worse things to put time and effort into.  If aliens came down to Earth and I was (somehow) tasked with giving them a crash course on our culture, I would have to put a lot of disclaimers out there before showing them Taken or Taken 2... but I'd feel a lot better about those disclaimers than if I was trying to show them The Adventures of Pluto Nash or Atlas Shrugged: Part I.

Also, past a point you have to acknowledge that movie roles are a paycheck.  I certainly don't hate Neeson for doing these movies, and I had a good time watching them anyway.

Sandwyrm: I take it you haven't been to tourist-heavy parts of Thailand. Scared, russian-looking women, gigantic muscle bound dudes standing guard outside low-rent hotel rooms.

Paints a depressing picture, and that's after only one day while not actually looking for it.


This is one of the many reasons I support legalized, well-regulated prostitution.  You don't get that here in Nevada.

White slavery is nothing like what is depicted in Taken.  The reality is far more depressing.  Less common than many make out though, thank god.
 
2013-06-25 05:09:30 AM  
Next will come the effort to make deals with Maggie Grace, who played his daughter in the first two films...

How much of an "effort" is that going to be?
 
2013-06-25 05:25:17 AM  
C'mon, subby. Can't possibly be as bad as the fact that they've made 7 farking fast & furious movies.
 
2013-06-25 06:20:16 AM  
I hope in this one he's the one who's kidnapped, and he has to rescue himself.
 
2013-06-25 06:53:29 AM  

Valacirca: I hope in this one he's the one who's kidnapped, and he has to rescue himself.


He was kidnapped in the second one and more or less saved himself by walking his daughter what to do. There were many an eye roll watching the sequel. The bad guys are serious idiots (mini-spoilers):


if they posted a guard inside the room he was chained up in he would not have been able to call Kim from stashed cell phone. They know he's a badass agent, so why wouldn't they search every nook and cranny on his person?

Also, Kim could barely drive their family sedan back home, but put in the moment she could automatically drive stick and power slide like Colin McCrae.

Eh, fark it.

/First one was tight, well paced and had just one moment of really stupid baddies if i recall correctly
 
2013-06-25 07:05:37 AM  
Another idea would just have Liam playing a round of golf with Clark Griswold and hear them argue over who has the shiattiest vacations.
 
2013-06-25 07:15:05 AM  
They all go to Dollywood, and Liam Neeson just starts killing people. Just because.
 
2013-06-25 07:25:34 AM  
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2013-06-25 07:29:25 AM  

ModernLuddite: They all go to Dollywood, and Liam Neeson just starts killing people. Just because.


I still think they should have a League of Xtraordinary Neesons movie -- Bryan Mills, Dr. Martin Harris, Rob Roy, Godfrey de Ibelin and Aslan fight Ras Al Ghul and Zeus.
 
2013-06-25 07:41:33 AM  
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I'm still waiting for him to make a Krull sequel.

/Krull 2: The Krullinatinginator
 
2013-06-25 07:55:47 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Haven't seen the second one yet. Is it any good?

if youve seen the first, youve seen the second.

Paris1127: Storyboard from  Taken 3:
[i.imgur.com image 498x921]


lol  leave dog ALONE!!
 
2013-06-25 08:20:03 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just two hours of Neeson nervously eyeing teenagers at Knott's Berry Farm


I'd pay good money to see that.
 
2013-06-25 08:30:57 AM  

stoli n coke: He used to be a highly acclaimed dramatic actor who occasionally took summer action flicks. Now, he's settled into becoming the Irish Charles Bronson.


I see the exact same character in almost every movie he's in, the only variation being whether or not he manages to lose his temper.

He's highly acclaimed?  He's functional in that he doesn't destroy the movies he's in, but he's no Gary Oldman.
 
2013-06-25 08:40:26 AM  

dragonchild: stoli n coke: He used to be a highly acclaimed dramatic actor who occasionally took summer action flicks. Now, he's settled into becoming the Irish Charles Bronson.

I see the exact same character in almost every movie he's in, the only variation being whether or not he manages to lose his temper.

He's highly acclaimed?  He's functional in that he doesn't destroy the movies he's in, but he's no Gary Oldman.



Schindler's List, anyone? If Tom Hanks hadn't decided to play gay and drop 50 pounds that year (2 Oscar vote multipliers, by the way), Liam Neeson would have a statue.

He was also great in Michael Collins, Rob Roy, and Gangs of New York,
 
2013-06-25 08:52:31 AM  
They really should just combine 'Taken', 'The Transporter', 'The Expedibles', 'Resdent Evil' and 'The Fast and the Furious' and make one gigantic 6 hour punchfest/explosion orgy megasequal that gets all this nonsense out of their system.
 
2013-06-25 08:55:08 AM  

Wall_of_Doodoo: They really should just combine 'Taken', 'The Transporter', 'The Expedibles', 'Resdent Evil' and 'The Fast and the Furious' and make one gigantic 6 hour punchfest/explosion orgy megasequal that gets all this nonsense out of their system.


And then the inevitible sequel.
 
2013-06-25 09:09:27 AM  
Isn't he getting to old for this shiat?
 
2013-06-25 09:09:44 AM  

stoli n coke: Schindler's List, anyone?


Huh.  So he was.
 
2013-06-25 09:10:17 AM  
static.tvtropes.org

Just cause.
 
2013-06-25 09:12:30 AM  

stoli n coke: dragonchild: stoli n coke: He used to be a highly acclaimed dramatic actor who occasionally took summer action flicks. Now, he's settled into becoming the Irish Charles Bronson.

I see the exact same character in almost every movie he's in, the only variation being whether or not he manages to lose his temper.

He's highly acclaimed?  He's functional in that he doesn't destroy the movies he's in, but he's no Gary Oldman.


Schindler's List, anyone? If Tom Hanks hadn't decided to play gay and drop 50 pounds that year (2 Oscar vote multipliers, by the way), Liam Neeson would have a statue.

He was also great in Michael Collins, Rob Roy, and Gangs of New York,


THIS PIN
 
2013-06-25 09:17:10 AM  
It'll be hokey and ridiculous, and I'll probably go see it on opening weekend.
 
2013-06-25 09:26:10 AM  

Sandwyrm: wildcardjack: There's this myth of white slavery and the sex trade that goes back to before American Prohibition. After years of rigorous investigations they found that no whores in brothels were being treated as chattel.  And the reason is fundamental, cranky whores aren't sexy whores.

That's why the first movie doesn't work. If you want to deal in illicit prostitutes it's easy enough to recruit, between the poor and drugged and the ones who just like to have sex. You don't have to kidnap whores unless they owe you money. Okay, maybe sometimes you do have to keep them on a short leash but thats playtime.

Err... not entirely.

I take it you haven't been to tourist-heavy parts of Thailand.  Scared, russian-looking women, gigantic muscle bound dudes standing guard outside low-rent hotel rooms.

Paints a depressing picture, and that's after only one day while not actually looking for it.


I don't know how it is right this minute, but Cambodia hasn't been loads better over the last couple of decades.  Lots of kids sold off.
 
2013-06-25 09:38:47 AM  
Taken was awesome.  How often do you see a movie where the hero is literally not in trouble once?  Yes, he's tied up for 3 seconds, but then he rips the farking pipe out of the wall.  Then he gets back to punching people in the neck.
 
2013-06-25 09:47:36 AM  
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2013-06-25 10:03:00 AM  
The problem with both Taken movies is that I was rooting for the snotty kid, and b*tchy mom to get killed.
 
2013-06-25 10:22:09 AM  
Taken was awesome.  Yes, a bit ridiculous but Liam was a whirlwind of death and I enjoyed watching him take people apart.  Taken 2 had one good scene - having his daughter throw grenades so they could figure out how far apart they were.  It seemed awesome to me. The rest of the film was just competent as an action film.  Better than say, Arnold's "Commando" but certainly not as good as say Statham's "Crank".
 
2013-06-25 11:13:45 AM  

frepnog: Taken was awesome.  Yes, a bit ridiculous but Liam was a whirlwind of death and I enjoyed watching him take people apart.  Taken 2 had one good scene - having his daughter throw grenades so they could figure out how far apart they were.  It seemed awesome to me. The rest of the film was just competent as an action film.  Better than say, Arnold's "Commando" but certainly not as good as say Statham's "Crank".


I recall that scene being hilarious because the daughter was just chucking live grenades willy-nilly around the city and not even caring where they landed. Apparently his CIA training included echolocation.
 
2013-06-25 11:32:54 AM  

Strolpol: frepnog: Taken was awesome.  Yes, a bit ridiculous but Liam was a whirlwind of death and I enjoyed watching him take people apart.  Taken 2 had one good scene - having his daughter throw grenades so they could figure out how far apart they were.  It seemed awesome to me. The rest of the film was just competent as an action film.  Better than say, Arnold's "Commando" but certainly not as good as say Statham's "Crank".

I recall that scene being hilarious because the daughter was just chucking live grenades willy-nilly around the city and not even caring where they landed. Apparently his CIA training included echolocation.


First off, I don't think he was just a standard CIA agent.  Something tells me your standard CIA agent is trained something similar to a police man, NOT a goddamned Jedi.  Liam's fighting skills in Taken were beyond normal training.  Batman level.

As far as echolocation....  well, he said he had a particular set of skills.
 
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