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.