Sunday, January 11, 2015

Taken 3

Like its predecessors, Director Olivier Megaton’s Taken 3 is an action-packed thriller where ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is able to overcome all obstacles to protect his daughter (Maggie Grace).

However, I must say that this wasn’t the story I was expecting.  From the way it was left at the end of Taken 2, I expected the last of the Albanian family Mills wiped out in the first two films would be at it again.  But, this time, the threat is from a source closer to home and Mills has to fight on home territory.  And, that brings U.S. police forces into play.

Though there are thrills galore in Writer/Producer Luc Besson’s and Co-Writer Robert Mark Kamen’s script, Taken 3 does not have the same gusto as its predecessors.  But, it does have Forest Whitaker as the main official tracking him down and his presence offers great entertainment.

I give Taken 3 a 3+ out of 5.

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