Given (Prequel to Taken)


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After having seen the movies “Taken 1, 2 and 3,” I started thinking to myself: “how far can they go with the Taken Movies?” It seems that they have been doing a great job at the box office, and it appears people are enjoying those kinds of movies. Liam Neeson is a great actor and being in any movie really, changes the caliber of that movie. But the question remains, if there were to be a prequel to the taken movies, what would it be like? And what would it be called?  We all know there are no negative numbers in a movie’s title. If it was a comedy then we could perhaps entertain the idea but it’s not. For this reason, If I were to come up with a prequel for taken, I would use the name that a close friend of mine suggested “Given”.

The story will be about the young Liam Neeson character, early on in his life, recently married. One day he hears a knock on the door. His wife asks him to check it out, and like any normal tall person he opens the door without looking down. He thinks it’s a prank at first, until he hears the sound of a baby crying. He looks down and sees this cute baby in a basket with a note in it “this baby has been given to you” something like “tag, you’re it”.  Now we all know Neeson’s character; since he doesn’t appreciate things taken from him, he wouldn’t like things given to him either. So he researches the hand writing and discovers who the real parents are. He digs further and gets the cell phone number then calls them up and says: “Hey, I will find you, and I will give you this baby back”.

Raghid Khalil

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