Taken 3 (2015) Mini Review
First review of 2015!!! Tak3n haha that title. Ah January a time of year where good films do not tread. Taken 3 is awful. It’s really, really bad. Serious stinking mass of crap. These films have taken (ah!) a real dive since the first. Taken 1 great. Taken 2 alright but ludicrous. Taken 3 is lazy garbage, there is no excuse.
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Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
Tim’s Film Reviews Not Recommended
Story: 30% Acting: 10% Characters: 10% Dialogue: 5%
Thriller/ Action: 30% Style/Sound: 0% Visuals: 50%
2015 has not started well for film. Not for my watching anyway (come on Kingsman). The story looked interesting, set to be the fall, but they picked the wrong man to set up. Sounds good, doesn’t work though. Nobody cared, insane nonsense scenes. Everything up to Janssen’s death could have been cut from the film (20 mins). The cast couldn’t have cared less. Neeson didn’t want to run, you could see it on his face. Maggie Grace played the exact same character from 1 and 2 oh but now she’s pregnant, which of course means another 20 mins of meaningless and terrible dialogue.
But wait, this is an action film who cares about the mushy background? Fair enough but the action is horrendously neutered, no blood at all, some scene are ridiculous not to have blood. Guy gets shot point blank with a shogun and no blood?! What?! But then we have multiple scenes of near Neeson deaths that he survives but the film never explains how. He just survives? But even all that is not why this film makes no sense at all. He goes around a major US city Los Angeles and reeks all kinds of hell, a motor way gets destroyed, he clearly killed innocent people on that motorway, he blows up a car park building, no end to the police cars destroyed, murders 40+ people. Then at the end of the film walks out of the police station and has an ice cream with his daughter at the beach. How. HOW?!
My favourite scene would have to be my reaction in the cinema to Neeson just walking out of the police station with no consequences. I couldn’t believe it!
Oh and why did Whitakers character keep eating evidence? Seriously he eats the bagels at the crime scene at the beginning, then he eats that yogurt out of the trash for no damn reason at all (clue was the label), then he starts eating bagels again. Thought at the end he would join Neeson for an ice cream at the beach.
Hilariously awful film.