Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by ... See full summary »
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Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future. Written by
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[Mary is using her laptop, when a video file of Chet appears]
Dr. Chet Wakeman:
Hiya, Tootz. I programmed this video file to send itself in twenty-four hours if I didn't delete it. I didn't delete it, so I guess you must've deleted me... Yeah, I sorta saw that one coming.
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Did I mention this was BORING? Just like last year's "AI" from Hizzonor Spielberg, which - after 45 minutes - I was pulling my hair out and pleading, "Would SOMETHING PLEASE HAPPEN?", I kept waiting for something to NOT be canned Hollywood claptrap. From the villainous, murderous government secret agent/military man to the love affair between the lonely, frustrated housewife living the postwar Betty Crocker life and the harmless, understanding, tracked down "victim"/"escapee", who in this case had the CLEVER status of alien - and in a movie about aliens(!) - now THAT'S a stretch! (Wow! what will the script writers think of next?). How many times will those premeses be used by the dim writers of pulp Hollywood latter-day "B" movies (now known as TV movies)? And the effects were the same ones Spielberg used back in "Close Encounters" - lame in this day and age. Gawd, and everything took so LONG to tell!!
And what was the story that took TWO WEEKS to tell? That a little girl 3 generations into it all was the DESIGNED INTENT of the aliens over 40 years earlier? But, folks, she was the product of an ACCIDENTAL meeting with the housewife and an injured "not important" (by his own statement) alien. Or are we to believe that the crash in Roswell killed his crew members, but left the one designed to be the "natural" father alive and close enough to get to his intended inseminee before being tracked down? Or was their mission to impregnate her (and her alone) all along? If that was covered in the story I missed it - maybe during one of the many times it almost put me to sleep. And why, with all the abductees, was only ONE of them conceived by second generationers and abductees? What kind of scientific or sociological experiment could that be? They had the capability to impregnate as many as they wanted, so why stop at one? At the end of the script, they are 55 years into the experiment, and then they lose the only 3rd generation hybrid they had working, because they have inbred into her the ability to turn her tracking device off? Are these aliens as dumb as the script writers think WE are? Script writers: get your story line straight! Bad movie, bad TV movie, bad TV pap, bad writing. Score (out of 10): Writing - 2; Directing - 2; Effects - 2; Acting - 3 (straight out of CBS drama school); Overall - 2. Why I give it that High, I dunno - I must be generous today...
Oh, I DID stay through the whole thing, thinking MAYBE it would get better. It didn't.
Addendum: Did the writers or directors or producers ever actually TALK to any actual abductees? Or did they just pull it our of their collective, shallow arses? If I was an abductee, I would be insulted by this effort.
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