Directed By: Olivier Megaton
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language)
Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min
Cast: Liam Neeson, Forrest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Famke Janssen
Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter.
Bryan Mills is back. Father of the Year. Ex-husband of the decade. Kicking some ass and taking some hard to pronounce names. It's torture shack time 2015. Via way of Malibu, California. Hey, we all need a nice locale for water-boarding! Don't you judge him. He's been through a lot!
Liam Neeson is the man. Gruff voice. Cool gadgets. Fun old-timer friends who have each others back. Be it liquor store or penthouse floor with tightly whites, Liam will knock you silly and spit in your face. He's all kinds of action hero goodness wrapped in a lovable panda bear.
Did you know he also does a lot of his own stunts? Yes. This man goes for it. He's not jumping fences and sure wont be falling from buildings, but when it's time to fight in close quarters….he brings the fists of fury!
Haters gonna hate, other reviewers are going to look at this over-the-top franchise and roll their inflated egotistical prudish eyeballs. Taken 3 is predictable. You absolutely know what's going to happen. Most of the characters have little depth, but who cares, if you enjoy action movies and some super gooey cheese, then that's all you need.
Forrest Whitaker is so much fun to watch in this one. He was nicely paired up to the play role of the lead detective on the hunt to catch a murderer. Adding in some comic relief are his band of merry police brothers. They're always one step behind Bryan Mills. Better luck next movie boys!
The Taken films (all three) are meant to be fun! Meant to make you root for the good guy and boo at the bad men. Naughty boys taking away Bryan's family like that! Time and again you all mess with this fella. Well, he's had enough and he's going to kick everyones butts till they understand this!
Sure Liam is getting old, but so are other actors out there STILL making action movies. Who cares?! I would love to see Liam and Denzel Washington team up in an action flick. That would be my action-hero wet dream come true! But I digress, if you just want to munch on a snack and watch some fun cheesy action then get yourself to the theater and check this one out.
Getting 4 'stop looking at my panda' Sheep