Thrillers Strike Back

Taken – Something Crisp and Razor Sharp

I love studio films with a slight independent feel to them. Not really a high budget film but the character building and the main guy is just marvelous that’s how we want our action heroes to be simple clean with a bass and kicking ass. A good relief when you’re tired of watching the bitch assed action heroes who are either in love or bitching about how hard there life really is and deep inside their only human, Could have worked on a little on some action sequences though. But overall a nice entertaining thrills with a twist.

The part I like about the film is unlike other usual thrillers it actually makes you feel a little weird something like hostel. You feel disgusted and you hate what’s happening and you can relate to it somehow or rather you don’t want to relate to it. But well human trafficking is a fact and well it sucks but we can’t really do anything about it directly (accept the asses amongst you still standing on the road looking for a prostitute and reading the blog of course)

Well as much thought provoking it is, it doesn’t go to the length of 8mm which is actually a good thing, because that my friend is not really easy to take in. The one thing that irritates me in action films are the long dialogues between the bad guy and the tied up hero. This film is finally something who took care of that. Not a single time have I seen in the One hour and Thirty three minutes that he let anyone one complete a sentence. I think that’s the only thing I hate about jack bauer. Last but not the least the soundtrack is amazing, really different. I love the end score.

Maybe I’m just the brave heart sort of a person and well a brave heart is pretty hard to come by. I wouldn’t be lying though if I said “Taken” is my new brave heart.


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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