The sequel to Taken actually looks interesting and makes a good bit of sense as far as the plot goes from what I understand. The first one was awesome, great action/thriller/whatever...look forward to the sequel .
I like concept art.
The Sarah Silverman character's art is less interesting since there was no real big change in the evolution of the character, but here it is anyways:
This is from Wreck It Ralph, if anybody didn't know.
Oh right, pretty cool!
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Moving past trailers, saw Jeff Who Lives At Home.
Already a fan of Jason Segel, it was a really relaxing movie!
time well spent..
BUT, yeah, whatever works if it means 90 minutes of Liam Neeson kicking seven shades of shit out of some Albanian gangsters.
He killed a lot of people but not everyone, and he left quite the wake of destruction. As his cop buddy pointed out. It's not entirely unreasonable for somebody else in the crew to track him down somehow. Just because somebody got shot (and appeared to be out of the action) doesn't mean they died.
He finds that place at the construction yard, kills everyone and flips one guy the bird...and that one guy never knew who the hell he was, just some random that turned up and killed a bunch of people. He then goes on to wipe out the phonecall guy and his mates at the apartment. Yeah, there's witnesses but nobody knows who the hell he was. Actually, I might have these two scenes the wrong way around, but it still makes sense.
After that, he goes up the food chain and kills a bunch of bodyguards at the socialite's black market...and again, nobody really knows who he is. Then he goes to the boat, kills everyone, and rescues his daughter. By that time he's killed everyone and not once does anybody know his name or why he came gunning for them.
That's the thing about Taken: it was meant to be this one-off, but it did way better than expected, so they have to come up with the "the relatives of that guy who got shot on the stairs, the one who appeared for two seconds, want revenge" idea. I can see how they'll do it, with the cop friend being pretty shady and blabbing to save his life, but they'd also have to know about that guy, too.
I don't see why the two have to be related at all. Just have another scenario completely unrelated to the first and it would work just fine. Just make it random like the first. His daughter/ex-wife/current girlfriend/whatever gets caught in a shit situation and he has to deal with it again. Done.
It would be interesting if he were forced into a situation where he becomes the kidnapper. Like he has to rescue/transport someone, for whatever reason, only to be mistaken for a threat.
So...you mean Transporter 1 and 3.
Haven't seen those.
The entire plot of the first Transporter: Guy delivers illegal stuff in a flashy car. Breaks his own rule. Opens trunk, finds girl. Turns out he's involved a kerraaaazy crime plot. Kicks a lot of ass.
It's actually better than it sounds.
Oh ok. So he's basically a kidnapper without knowing it, at least in the beginning anyway. I guess that could work too, as far as my role reversal concept goes. The most important part would be the scene where Neeson calls the father of whoever he's keeping with him, only to greeted with "I don't know who you are..."
I know it's a silly idea but it amuses me.
The Transporter movies are quite enjoyable. Part of it stems from Jason Statham's snarky attitude the entire time.
...and his bizarre American accent.
I saw the first one on a whim in the cinema, and I loved it. Every time it's on TV, I'll watch it because the fight scenes are pretty amazing, it's not too outlandish because of the restrained budget, it's gritty with a sense of humour (everyone involved has their tongue-in-cheek with the script) and Statham is having fun with his first starring role.
The sequels, on the other hand, ugh. Not crap, just dull and overblown.