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Tooken (2015/Cinedigm DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C-

Tooken is a parody of the Taken trilogy starring Liam Neeson and is your enjoyment will be based primarily on whether or not you are into spoofs of many films. Up there with the likes of Scary Movie, this film is about as dumb as you can get. The film is full of sex, nudity, and violence and of course the main plot line of Taken just outrageously off beat. There's also a bit piece that references the other Liam Neeson film 'Non-Stop' that actually did make me laugh. This is not Mel Brooks material here, though, folks - this film is pretty dumb.

Bryan Mills (Lee Tergesen) is an ex-CIA agent now working as a mall security guard. He keeps finding his things are being taken from him his wife, his dog...his daughter's virginity. With the help of his ex-CIA elderly mother, Bryan battles his nemesis BrownFinger (Margaret Cho) to free his family and a pound of dogs in danger of exploding. Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, and Reno Wilson.

After reading the plot, it should give you a pretty good idea of what you are in for with this one. Presented in standard definition with anamorphic widescreen with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks as good as it can on the DVD format and could benefit from a Blu-ray upgrade.

Extras include Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, "Cribs" Spoof with Reno Wilson and Deleted Scenes.

Nothing much else to say about this over-the-top spoof, it was a little too silly for me but if you are a fan of Taken or some of the actors involved and are curious then give it a spin.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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