” TAKEN 3 (2015)– IT's ADIEU to the TRILOGY..
THIS FILM, SADLY, is the last in a TRILOGY.
DADDY-O is on the prowl to check his enemies.
“Look, I did not kill my ex-wife and what make you think I did?”
A tender moment between a loving father and his distraught daughter.
“I am not James Bond but I can shoot to kill!”
Run, lady, run!
“HELL knows no mercy like a HERO scorned
“TAKEN 3: IT ENDS HERE” Movie Review
This Review comes a teeny wee bit late, due to the fact that I had been sick for two whole weeks, and also because I had been flatten out -of-steam lately.
So I will render this review short, sweet and tread with the usual literary caution (of course).
LIAM NEESON plays the indefatigable anti-hero on the run from both his dead wife’s assailants and the confused police officers who all believe he had actually murdered his ex-wife.
All hell break loose from here.
And it’s butchery mayhem right to bone crunching action all the way to amaze you as you bid a fond farewell to this final installment of the “TAKEN” trilogy.
And it’s about time as the creative well has dried up and there’s no more story to tell.
The film director is leaving no stones unturned.
All thrills and spills are clearly accounted for and he ensures the audience is entertained with enough shocks and surprises.
The beauty of the first Taken was its simplicity, the girl Kim (Maggie Grace) got kidnapped, her commando dad sprung into action and all hell break loose to find his girl.
Taken 2 kept things tidy, re-casting Neeson as the captured.
This time around, Neeson (Mills) is the prey, having been framed for the murder of his wife Lenore (Famke Janssen).
He is hunted by an ineffectual detective named Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) who is trying to solve Lenore’s murder.
In Taken 3 there are a series of convoluted double-crosses exposing Kim’s bad ass stepdad Stuart (Dougray Scott) against Russian gangster Oleg Malankov (Sam Spruell).
This time the setting is in Los Angeles.
The film begins with Neeson’s Bryan Mills arriving at his apartment to find his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) dead and himself framed for the crime.
Evading the police’s clutches, he set out to prove his innocence – despite being tracked by Forest Whitaker’s smarter-than-average detective.
Like the first two installments, Taken 3 is co-scripted and produced by Luc Besson, a filmmaker who has never let logic get in the way of excitement.
It is directed by Olivier Megaton, a profound action director whose credits include Taken 2 and Transporter 3.
Naturally, he delivered the goods when it comes to carnage.
Now you can scream pow-wow all the way with daddy-O Neeson as he attacks his opponents with gusto.
RATING: 3 out of 5
LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR: 20th Century Fox Films Malaysia