Saturday, 17 January 2015

Taken 3 Review

Like many people I have mixed views on the Taken franchise. Taken 1 was amazing, action and narrative was perfectly balanced and it was something new that we hadn't seen before.

Then Taken 2 came along. Within the franchise I would definitely say that this is the weakest of the three. The twists were very predictable and you knew what was happening next.

Before writing this review I had a look what others thought and majority of them were actually negative. Some of the comments I agreed with but some were a little harsh. All in all I thought Taken 3 was a pretty good film. If you are an action junkie then this is absolutely the film for you. 

The synopsis of the film is as follows:

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

Like Taken 2 there was definitely moments in which the narrative was predictable such as, if he would survive or not. However, I do think that the coverage of action and overall story line was done pretty well and brought me an enjoyable experience. 

The film did feel like a little add on to the last 2 and bringing nothing really new to the franchise apart from a main character death and a new life. On the plus side I do think that the character Kim was acted a little better than the scared silly girl in the first film.

I do feel that the creators of the film have rinsed this series dry and Taken 3 did feel like the ending to the franchise. There actually was a nice twist at the end but then the film went back to predictable.

If you have watched Taken 3 let me know what you thought of the film in 2 words in the comments below.



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