Taken: Ruminations

Written by Scott

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Have you seen the Liam Neeson movie Taken yet?

I’d wanted to see since I saw the previews way back when, and we got it via NetFlix this week. And watched it, of course. While this post isn’t going to be a review, I do have to say that I ended up liking the movie even more than I thought I would. And I expected to like it a lot.

The premise of the movie is that the daughter of an American former military/paramilitary man, played by Neeson, is abducted. He uses his “particular set of skills” and his paramilitary network of friends to track down the abductors and hopefully rescue his daughter. But he pulls out all the stops–all of them–for that one purpose.

Which got me thinking more about something that I’ve thought about for years as I watched my kids–and especially my little girl–grow up: what would I do if one of mine was abducted, or someone attempted to harm them? The truth is that I know the answer, and have for some time. This movie reinforced that. ‘Nuff said.

How about you? Are you on the side of letting the police do their work and hoping they might do something, and do that something in time…or would you do more than that? What would you risk?

  • Ive been curious about that movie and was going to put it on my NetFlix list too. I would certainly use all the means I could and not just rely on the police to do their job. I don't think I could trust them to work that hard.

  • I've been married to a police officer for almost 30 years. I've spent many years listening to him talk about the many calls he's been to. There is no other type of call that brings on a more intense emotional response than the calls where children are involved. Any officer I have ever talked to feels VERY strongly about a child who has become a victim. I have no doubt that any officer would give nothing but their best if they thought they could help a child in trouble.

  • The movie looks like a lot of fun, but now that you've said you liked I'm going to have to procure it and watch it [smile].Seeing as I do not have that "particular set of skills", nor any friends in the paramilitary, nor am I a Man on Fire, I probably would end up waiting for the authorities to do something. Not because I wouldn't go kick butt if I could, just that I don't think I'd get anywhere if I tried. ~Luke