In 2008, “Taken” came out and suddenly turned Liam Nesson into one of Hollywood’s biggest badasses. He became something of an Irish Chuck Norris with less annoying politics.
Anyway, I normally try and avoid most trailers, as nowadays they seem to spoil everything, from the best jokes to the best explosions. But I am always a sucker for a good trailer mashup. And that is exactly what we have here. Below is “The Taking,” a trailer for “Taken” that re-imagines it as a 1980s action film. I did not grow up in the 80s (just to be clear), yet it imitates everything I know of that decade to a T. It feels like it could have been placed amongst the fake trailers in “Grindhouse.” It even looks like it was shot on film.