Taken 3

Posted on January 10, 2015


Taken 3 – When Lenore (Famke Janssen), ex-wife of Brian Mills (Liam Neeson), is found murdered in his home, he is the number one suspect. Inspector Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) is one smart cookie and can’t help but admire the way Mills manages to escape several times. Elevator shafts, underground sewers, burning cars are all means used by Mills to get away from LAPD detectives. In the spectacular car chases, a number of cars were harmed, one actually flies for a minute or so. And it hurt to watch as dozens of bottles were broken in a liquor store shoot-out.

Lenore calls Brian an honorable man, but he has no qualms about waterboarding when he feels it’s necessary. Somehow he makes what he does, killing and beating, acceptable. Whitaker is cool in his role as he tries to figure out just who is the bad guy here. Mills’ buddies, especially Sam, are very likeable.

This one doesn’t have quite the intensity of Taken, but if you’re out for action and you’re a fan of Liam, you might want to take it in. BTW, I think Taken 3 refers to him taking on three at a time. There will not be a Taken 4.