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Old 01-27-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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A review of the new Liam Neeson vehicle 'Taken' note a U2-related sub-plot into the s

‘Taken’: Exciting and reactionary - At the movies- msnbc.com

‘Taken’: Exciting and reactionary - At the movies- msnbc.com
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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I liked this line in the review, "Note to the filmmakers: Seventeen-year-old girls might follow bands around, but aging dad-rockers U2 probably wouldn’t be one of them."

Hmmm... has this reviewer never heard of The Grateful Dead, who constantly attracted a new generation of young people that followed them around on tour religiously? And perhaps he doesn't know U2 fans - some of whom are quite young - and have seen U2 more times than I! I knew one young lady, albeit she was a tad older than 17, who did whatever she could to follow U2 during the POPMart tour (granted that was 10 years ago, but U2 members were in their late 30's by then). This included working in the stadiums and other odd jobs just to see the shows.

And really, what bands would a 17 year old follow? The young acts are not appropriate by then (i.e., no boy bands, Justin's, etc.). And of U2's younger contemporaries, none have the reputation for live shows that U2 does. So...

Any youngsters follow U2 out there? If so, you should write to this author and set him straight.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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(Note to the filmmakers: Seventeen-year-old girls might follow bands around, but aging dad-rockers U2 probably wouldn’t be one of them.)
These people obviously have not read Interference during tour time.
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Aw. That takes me back to the days of when the Saved by The Bell kids camped out at the mall to get tickets to a U2 concert.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #5
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I was 18 and I saw them 24 times in 2005 so

But I'm also a straight male, not crazy hormonal 17 year old female groupie
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The author is wrong. WRONG.

Taken is a national treasure, BTW.
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The author is wrong. WRONG.

Taken is a national treasure, BTW.
A National Treasure far more worthy than National Treasure thats for sure.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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I followed U2 around as a 19 year old girl 8 year ago, but I probably wouldn't consider that to be normal behavior for someone that age.
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I followed U2 around as a 19 year old girl 8 year ago, but I probably wouldn't consider that to be normal behavior for someone that age.
Your avatar and location are awesome The Wire 4 lyfe.
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Aw. That takes me back to the days of when the Saved by The Bell kids camped out at the mall to get tickets to a U2 concert.
hahha, I was thinking the same thing

Crazy Screech lost his place in line
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Your avatar and location are awesome The Wire 4 lyfe.
To quote the late, great Omar Little, "Indeed!"

Also, Ras Trent rules.
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I just tipped my 40 for Omar and Stringer.

Ras Trent has a cult following here on the interference.
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Your avatar and location are awesome The Wire 4 lyfe.
u said it! I immediately noticed his avi too.. will always that show fo evah.

shot in my backyard sorta. Live about 15 min away from baltimore..
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this movie had great action, wasted no time
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u said it! I immediately noticed his avi too.. will always that show fo evah.

shot in my backyard sorta. Live about 15 min away from baltimore..
Haha, I knew that avatar would make people think I was a guy...I love the show but I have to admit that part of the reason I chose the McNulty avatar was because I think Dominick west is quite attractive
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*Sigh* I mentioned this months ago in the U2 Movie/TV references thread.
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I watched this movie literally an hour ago.

Now I'm afraid of following U2 around Europe in case I get kidnapped...
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this movie had great action, wasted no time
Neeson was such a bad-ass - clearly got over the death of his wife from that Love Actually film. I saw it a few weeks ago, thought it gave Bourne a run for his money, great stuff
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I watched this movie literally an hour ago.

Now I'm afraid of following U2 around Europe in case I get kidnapped...
Van Halen fans
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Aw. That takes me back to the days of when the Saved by The Bell kids camped out at the mall to get tickets to a U2 concert.
The old black lady saying "I never miss a U2 concert" kills me every time.
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