Friday, 23 January 2015

Taken 3

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skill to find the true killer and clear his name. 

Another Taken movie... again directed by Olivier Megaton and starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. Taken was a great new thing, it was exciting to see Liam Neeson kicking asses; the second one however was terrible, it featured some of the worst filmed action I've ever seen; so no, I wasn't excited for the third one.  Basically the story is very similar to The Fugitive (1993) with Harrison Ford, which is by the way a much better movie. Taken 3 was bad. It's not often that I'm writing and thinking that of a movie. In fact usually I try to avoid movies I know will be that bad or I'll be disappointed by. It's like a sixth sense, sometimes those movies are predictable. Nonetheless I love Liam Neeson, I love this man. He's awesome, like Denzel Washington, they can ad credibility to anything. Unfortunately in this movie he's set with an idiotic script and so many inconsistencies. Plus, the movie is on for about an hour when Liam Neeson finally kicks ass; and this bad ass character is so different than in the first movie. Here he's bad ass to an unrealistic degree. Beside that there's nothing better I'm afraid: this movie is directed, edited and shot so badly that I'd like to speak with Luc Besson just to make sure that he knows what is happening with the sequels of his original movie. The action is even worst than in the second movie. There are too many shots that blur by within a second that you're assaulted with a lot of images. Plus, it doesn't look convincing at all. Nothing in this movie make sense from the first scene. Taken has become The Hungover movies: first one was great and everything that followed was BAD.  It went from a cool unique experience in which they kidnapped this girl and the guys were messing with the wrong family, you were truly intrigued, you needed to follow the trail and get his daughter back; to a Fugitive shitty reboot. 

Overall Taken 3 is a very dumb watchable movie with terrible action but an awesome likable hero. Though the poster says "It ends here" and I really hope so.

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