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?