The passion of Bryan Mills to save his beloved daughter goes along with something that Bette Davis once said, “My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.” In fact, this could have been a line in the movie.
Passion must lead to aggressive action or it isn’t true passion. In ‘Taken’ Bryan Mills’ passion driven actions are centered in his love for his daughter. Ice T once said, “Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.” And there in is the message of this film!