Movie Diary 1/21/2009

Taken (Pierre Morel, 2008). One from the Luc Besson meat-grinder. For some reason I am susceptible to Besson’s high-concept approach, although it usually works better in French (Banlieue 13) than English (Transporter 3). Premise here has the daughter of Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen being kidnapped — a plausibility problem, because genetically speaking, any offspring of Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen could probably kick Godzilla’s ass. (full review 1/30)

Fanboys (Kyle Newman, 2008). Mainly shot in 2006, which would explain why Dan Fogler, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen all look slimmer. (full review 2/6)