Oh Shit - Badass Poster for Liam Neeson's Taken!
by Alex Billington
November 25, 2008
Rarely do we see an "oh shit!" moment from a trailer actually captured well enough on a poster to also elicit the same "oh shit!" reaction. But indeed, here is that exact example, prominently featured on a poster for Taken. You may all remember this French film from numerous trailers we've featured throughout the year. Unfortunately Fox decided to push the release date of Taken all the way to January 30th. So if you're wondering why you haven't seen this movie yet, there's your answer. And to top it all off, we're serving up a badass poster that will only make you more anxious to see Taken. It will be in theaters soon…
Taken is directed by French filmmaker Pierre Morel, who directed District B13 previously and is a long-time cinematographer. The film is co-written by Robert Mark Kamen (Kiss of the Dragon, The Transporter) and Luc Besson (The Professional, La Femme Nikita, Fifth Element), the duo responsible for the Transporter series. Fox will finally be releasing Taken in theaters on January 30th, 2009.
Reader Feedback - 33 Comments
Thankfully. the film is pretty much as cool as the poster lets you believe.
_ram-jaane' on Nov 25, 2008
Why on earth did they move it to late January? It has already been too long of a wait!!
Janika on Nov 25, 2008
Woow, that great movie was released in my country (Chile) back in September One of the best action films of the year indeed. And now you can find it in DVD (Zone 4)
Dr. Malo on Nov 25, 2008
This movie really blew me away, and that is an incredible poster - I can't wait to see it on the big screen!
Kevin on Nov 25, 2008
I saw really did enjoy the last trailer I saw for this.
tzarinna on Nov 25, 2008
Clamson on Nov 25, 2008
😕 I need to start smoking or something. "I really enjoyed the last trailer I saw."
tzarinna on Nov 25, 2008
has had it on dvd for a long time now
martin on Nov 25, 2008
Really anticpating this flick. Liam will be brilliant, he does the bad ass sooo well!
K on Nov 25, 2008
its a good movie, released pretty much everywhere else in the world except north america. I saw it a few weeks ago, and while it's certainly not high art and there are a few noticeable plot holes, it's a highly entertaining action flick. Good to see liam kicking some ass.
Mike on Nov 25, 2008
This movie is excellent!
Vitor on Nov 25, 2008
Tagline explains everything 😛
edi on Nov 25, 2008
The movie was great but of course there were some cons in it as well, that could've been fixed to make this movie superb, • Famke Jansen was not needed in this movie, she's a great actress and all but her face time in this movie was extremely short, should've used someone who was new to the acting scene. • The movie was short, they rushed the story, this movie deserved to be atleast 2 hours long, towards the end I actually wanted to see more. • I fucking hated the daughter and her friend, no way in hell did they look 16, annoying pricks. • Why hire Holly Valance when you can hire A REAL SINGER? Apart from that, Liam Neeson's acting was beyond superb in this movie.
Ali on Nov 25, 2008
Watched this on DVD just last night and was very impressed. Fast pace, no let up, many high octane fight scenes only one of which I found to be slightly unreasonable for Neeson. Brutal, clinical and real. dont diss Holly Valance. Magie Grace unfortunately just didn't seem to work, after seeing her in Lost, I simply couldn't take her as this young. Yes, short film, but that gives it pace and a real sense of urgency.
Dr.Duvel on Nov 25, 2008
It was awesome but needed more Famke
someone on Nov 25, 2008
I do love to savour these moments when everyone East of the US have seen a movie first! This is old hat in my town - come and gone.. Great movie!
dom on Nov 25, 2008
This is a first for New Zealand - A film comes out here in November 08 before it comes out in the states! What the hell is wrong with Fox aye?
carfonexdo on Nov 25, 2008
loved the movie
bret on Nov 25, 2008
I've seen this movie like 2 months ago. It is awsome and very cool. A+ movie.
dre on Nov 25, 2008
Yeah. The internet rocks. I watched the DvD, and enjoyed it very much.
Red Buttons on Nov 25, 2008
I actually seen the film, real good film. Worth every penny. I would go see it again in theaters if I didnt already know people with the dvd.
Carlemile on Nov 25, 2008
the French Blu-Ray import came out today and it's region free. I might have to get it from Amazon France
Marco on Nov 25, 2008
I loved this film and all it's racist overtones. A good anti-holday in Europe film if I ever saw one. Whilst satisfying in its non-stop sadism and violence, it must be seen as a ridiculous film and throwaway and not to be taken seriously, it's almost comedic in it's over the top stereotypes.
Crapola on Nov 25, 2008
Let me tell ya, for some fortunate circumstances, I already saw the movie and it's excellent! Think of it as if Jason Bourne is now fifty-something, his daughter is abducted and he must go to Europe in a "roaring rampage" to save her. The result is pretty obvious, and pretty cool! A must see film!
Jorge Leiner on Nov 25, 2008
I saw Taken back in March and it was amazing...I can't wait for From Paris With Love...Taken is heading to my DVD collection
Christopher Marc on Nov 25, 2008
This movie is freaking sweet! Now, lets get the rights to make a movie that involves Liam Nelson's character called in to take on (as in fighting against) Bourne. Lots of badass hand to hand fight scenes and some awesome car chases, and throw in Olga (the new bond chick)....lets get it on!!!!!
TBone on Nov 25, 2008
I wonder why Fox has run this movie so backwards. Everyone in this forum has already seen it and it hasn't even been released yet. Had this been released on a normal schedule this movie would have been huge, but most of us have either seen it online or someplace else. This movie is probably going to come out to mediocre reviews and fade away without much fanfare at the box office, only to have a strong cult following of film buffs. Because as everyone stated this is a great action flick. I loved every second of it. It's a brutal.
ImaginaryVisionary on Nov 25, 2008
Got it on dvd already. Its really good...
REAL6 on Nov 26, 2008
this film is so bad even empire gave it 1 star
Not You on Nov 26, 2008
I've seen the movie already - it was all right. More of just an action movie with some crazy beat downs by Liam Neeson. Overall as a movie it was pretty mediocre. Cool poster though...
Conrad on Nov 26, 2008
I don't like the poster. It is very hard to read.
Ryan on Nov 27, 2008
I really like the movie "taken".It was so amazing and emotional.I will add it up on my list of favorite movies.
johayra on Jan 31, 2010
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