Red Pill Movie Review — Taken

Taken is a Luc Besson movie.  His action movies always have fine action.  Most guys should like this aspect.

It starts out with Liam Neeson’s character, Bryan Mills, retiring from CIA work in order to be closer to his 17 year old daughter.  She has a bright idea: she and her BFF girlfriend will travel to Paris.  After some resistance (and feminine charms), he agrees to allow this.

Let us consider the situation.  Two young and hot (this is a Hollywood movie, so smokin’ they are) 17 year old girls head off to Paris by themselves.  But why do you ask?  Because this is what young nubile girls do.  Well, that is not much of an answer.  Why do they do it?  The standard manosphere answer would be that desired being attended to by hot exotic foreign men in a place where nobody will ever know what happened.  Perhaps that is not 100% of the reason, but there is considerable truth there.

In my case, a colleague at work had a daughter who desired to do that.,  Fortunately he was wise to the gig, and said no.  I have a niece who decided that it would be a good idea to study for a semester in France.  Daddy naturally said yes, for that is what they do for their princesses.  Her boyfriend quickly found the cash to do so also.  I did not ask him what his motivation was, but we can all speculate correctly.

Anyway, the two girls are off to France.  Though the movie did not go there, I was waiting for her to have sex with some guy that she did not know and would never see again (because of empowerment and all).  As it turned out, she was kidnapped by Albanian mobsters who intend to place her into forced prostitution.  She gets of a small message to her dad, who comes to Paris and kicks butt.  There is lots of good action, so don’t miss this part.

However, it all could have been avoided it he was a good enough Dad to say no.

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39 comments on “Red Pill Movie Review — Taken
  1. Spawny Get says:

    As a father? Beta.

    As a vengeful driven bastard? Alpha.

    The sequel is reasonable regarding the daughter. He’s the hero, but she pulls appropriate weight for a youngster.

    Not got anything much that’s good about mummy in any of the ones she’s in.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    White slavery and revenge. Two powerful motivations for a plot.
    I have doubts about the concept of white slavery. When there are so many volunteers for prostitution, why abduct?
    I fully agree that travel is a clue to character in women. It is the the “Vegas” effect. Misbehavior out of town will never get back to town, so have fun.


  3. Spawny Get says:

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  4. Spawny Get says:

    Top Gear has restarted with the new presenter team

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  5. Ame says:

    any parent would trust daughters that age … especially ones with access to that kind of money and with that kind of beauty … is, ummm, stupid.

    however … loved the movie!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Yoda says:

    Funny “Rainbow Gear” is.
    Laughed hard I did

    Liked by 3 people

  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman, that is more than insulting.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I liked it. They made the Police Constable a bear. How appropriate!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It would require almost universal participation but, what should happen is that they all should be remitted to Justin Trudeau in plain envelopes without return addresses

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  10. Yoda says:

    A Washington Post review of federal campus safety data for more than 2,200 colleges that offer bachelor’s or advanced degrees found that more than 1,300 of the schools had no reports of rape on campus in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available.

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  11. Spawny Get says:

    Funny “Rainbow Gear” is.
    Laughed hard I did

    Obviously, watching the new Top Gear is very different then

    One of my two don’t-miss shows now has two of the three episodes unwatched.

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  12. Spawny Get says:

    Sumo, have you guys considered sending every MP a few cards

    Theft and graft are bad mmkay
    Nepotism is bad mmkay
    Wasting tax-payers money is bad mmkay
    Not listening to the demos and flooding the country with immigrants without any skill (including reading in their own language) is bad mmkay
    Lying about crime stats after the invasion is bad, mmkay

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  13. Spawny Get says:

    Rainbow was a real kids TV programme back in the day. So,I guess that George and Zippy swinging will be good innocent fun then?

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  14. Spawny Get says:

    Mr Geoffrey / Jeffrey was the human in the original Rainbow show
    Bungle (the bear) was the #2 in the show.

    The voices and mannerisms are spot on. Really well made.


  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “A Washington Post review of federal campus safety data for more than 2,200 colleges that offer bachelor’s or advanced degrees found that more than 1,300 of the schools had no reports of rape on campus in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available.”
    I am beginning to believe that it is all about keeping rape counselors employed in their six figure positions.

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  16. Spawny Get says:

    Never too young to indoctrinate UK kids over US politics

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Yoda says:

    Hackers targeting the Islamic State are witnessing a chilling trend on the rise: recruiters preying on young teen American, non-Muslim girls to convince them to be ISIS sex slaves or to conduct attacks at home.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Remember the Pop-Tart gun kid? He was 7 years old when he was suspended for chewing his breakfast (not actually a Pop-Tart, as it turned out) into the shape of a weapon and pretending to fire it at his classmates. Now he’s 11, and Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Ronald A. Silkworth just upheld his suspension.

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  19. Yoda says:

    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016—A former University of Virginia School of Law student filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Department of Education’s unlawful mandate that colleges abandon due process protections and try sexual misconduct cases using the lowest standard of evidence. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is sponsoring the lawsuit

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  20. Yoda says:

    “I do want to drop into Target. I want to go to Target again. I’ve heard so many things have changed in Target.

    Go into the restroom when she does I will.

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  21. Yoda says:

    The above over shares much it does.
    Almost as if Tarn posted it she did

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  22. Ame says:

    cross-posting from Blooms 🙂

    just letting y’all know … I do *not* plan on taking Liz’s place in the *oversharing* group when she takes her sabbatical 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Spawny Get says:

    That’s a relief, but there’s always Tarn 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Ame says:

    Oh Glorious Patriarch! Why the sad face! You know y’all love Tarn and Liz’s oversharing!!! 🙂


  25. Ame says:

    here’s an example where I *could* overshare, but I won’t. I was going through some files last night and found where I had recorded my measurements in college! (I have a manila envelope for each year of college with memorabilia; fun to go through from time-to-time). I have no idea why I saved my measurements, but I did. But, I am not sharing them. 🙂

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  26. Yoda says:

    The Transnationalists/Globalists/Universalists of the GOP Capital Class Ought to Read this Megan McArdle Piece Before It’s Too Late

    Too Late for them, I mean.

    Her major point is that the elites of UK and Euorpe — and, by implication (though she’s delicate about it) the US — have decided that “nationalism” is crude and kin to racism, and therefore, there is no longer any legitimate reason to favor a fellow citizen over a foreigner. To favor the former over the latter is a crude tribalism close enough to “racism” to be racism, for all intents and purposes.

    The globalist/universalist/transnationalist wing of the GOP is careful to not admit this sort of archlibertarian/global socialism belief, because their fellow citizens would no longer pay them any mind if they were to announce their belief that they have absolutely no favoritism for a fellow citizen over a foreigner.

    It would be like hiring a lawyer who tells you “I don’t care if you win or not — it would be tribalist to favor you. I’m just in favor of the truth.” That lawyer, by telling you he’s indifferent to your victory or defeat, or your opponent’s victory over you, is telling you as clearly as posible “Do not take me for counsel.”

    Similarly, if the purported leaders of the GOP admitted their true, Arch-Randian belief that the nation-state is outmoded and all that matters is an elite citizenship in the Transnational Archilbertarian Belief system, US Citizens would know to not heed their counsel.

    No one would bother listening to anyone admitting, right up front, “I’m utterly indifferent to your fate.”

    Yet that is in fact the hidden deep nelief of the globalists. If a US citizen and a foreign immigrant find themselves in competition — as all things in life find themselves in competition, outside the babytalk liberal babblings that we’re all on the same team — and the foreign immigrant wins out, well, that’s not really anyone’s problem but the citizen who lost out. Other US citizens should not have been rooting for the US citizen to prevail, nor think it a bad thing that he lost. To harbor such Pro-US-Citizen sympaties is inherently Racist.

    The globalists/anti-nationalists won’t admit this, because if they did, people would naturally say “Then why in FUCK’S NAME should we follow your prescritpions? By your own admission you do not care if we win or lose; you think it would be racist to care either way.”

    So they continue to hide this central premise — but not particularly well, because their disdain for their fellow citizens, and their revulsion at the disgusting racist impulse called ‘nationalism,” is palpable.

    It used to be only the left thought this way. I routinely used to bait the left by asking them a hypothetical: if you’re the uS coast guard, and can save only a US citizen or a foreign national from drowning, which would you choose? *

    Liberals proudly said “I would not choose,” and refuse to answer — they considered it an article of their cult belief system that to privilege the American in this hypothetical would be racist and unenlightened. The enlightened view — and they’re all about showing off their enlightened view — is to take a God’s Eye View of the situation. God, not being American, would have no reason to favor the American life. Only a lowly human with his primitive nationalism would see things this way.

    So, you know, liberals merely wish to show themselves to be the equals of God Himself as far as objectively.

    So, liberals have always believed this.

    But it’s only been the past five or six year — and especially the past year — where I’ve seen so many “conservative” masks come peeling off to reveal how thoroughly they agre with their libera elite (???)_ brethren on this point.

    Megan Mcardle delivers a warning to these people: You’d better get over your Moral Preening over the idea of favoring your fellow citizen over a foreign one, or your current crop of followers are going to fire you and find a lawyer who does not find it repulsively racist to favor their clients over their opponents:

    In some ways, the modernity that we thought was supposed to wash nationalism away on the tide of history made things worse for the cause of mass migration. For the first few centuries of its existence, America had a chronic labor shortage, which eased any frictions with new arrivals. We also lacked a modern welfare state, to which low-skilled immigrants are likely to be net costs rather than net contributors. I heard the strain on the National Health Service cited multiple times this weekend as a sore spot for Brexiteers, and though the “Remain” campaign says “You’ve got it all wrong, the problem is Conservative budget cuts,” this rather aggressively misses the point: When things are hard, immigrants compete with natives for scarce government resources, and the natives don’t like the competition.
    I don’t know whether Britain will end up leaving the EU; based on my conversations this weekend, and the polls, I’d put the chances at slightly above 50 percent. But that’s not a very educated guess, and I wouldn’t stake anything important, like money or the future of my country, on its correctness. Even if Remain wins, however, elites will face the question of what to do next. They can decide that they’ve skated by the crisis and may now return to business as usual while they wait for the populist storms to blow over. But there’s a real danger in doing so, in Britain or in any of the other countries that are currently being swept by populist movements. The storm may indeed pass, but it may blow up into a hurricane — and the majority may go shopping for a new elite, one they trust to take care of people like them.

    She notes that at some point, it no longer matters if you largely agree with what a self-claimed elite says they believe — if you simply no longer believe they’re on your side (as the GOP base decided of its leadership this year) then you simply fire them, period, and seek out a new lawyer who’s not too proud and too maroally narcisistic to make an occasional argument to defend your interests.

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  27. Spawny Get says:

    To show how good the spoofs are…


  28. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda, that’s why I believe I understand why Trump won through. I hope he goes the whole way.


  29. Yoda says:

    A new post there is


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