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The cultural and cinematic possibilities of Dad on a rampage weren’t completely realized until 2008, with “Taken.” The groundbreaking film combined a conventional action plot with a rags-to-riches story about an older, underappreciated man — a domesticated, mellow father — rising to prominence by going completely insane. This resulted in an enticing formula in two ways: The thrill of watching an underdog not only win, but annihilate his rivals came first. And, two, there was something gloriously absurd about the sight of Dad being enraged. As a result, while all of you are engrossed in the awe-inspiring scenes, a part of you is laughing.