BCM320: The Vietnamese Taken?

Courtney Wray

We all know the movie Taken, the classic 2008 thriller that stars Liam Neeson, a former government operative that is trying to reconnect with his daughter who has been abducted and his search to find her. Furie (2019) had very similar vibes and had me gripped on the edge of my seat the entire time.

If you haven’t seen Furie, (and I highly recommend you do), it stars Veronica Ngo as Hai, an ex-gangster that is trying to hide out in the countryside after becoming a mother, but can’t escape her violent past when her daughter is kidnapped. This movie is different to Taken (2008), as it focused on a strong female lead and it has completely steered away from traditional gender norms. I was captivated by the thrilling martial arts/fighting scenes and the overall anxiety of Hai trying to find Mai.

This time last week, I was meant to…

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