Taken 3, the latest one in the Taken series hit the screens and ended up not as good as the previous two films in the series. Everyone knows how the story of the film goes from the first two films of the series, but we still watch it. Taken is always marketed and promoted as a film series which tells the story of a father-Daughter relation rather than an action or crime film.
The film Taken 3 is produced by Luc Besson and directed by Olivier Megaton. The cast list includes Liam Neeson, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker and Leland Orser. Script was written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen . The music department was handled by Nathaniel Méchaly , who also done the background scoring also. Cinematography of the movie was done by Eric Kress.
Liam neeson is at his usual best and he had given life to the character named Bryan who is a retired CIA operative and one who is living separate from his wife Lenore. They had a daughter named Kim. Lenore is now married to a business man named stuart, but at the point of time in the film, she want to come back to Bryan as she developed a kind of disinterest towards stuart. This is not a story of their relation, but an action film with a bearing of human emotions which is the base of all stories. It is as usual, like the other films in this series, a story in which brayan does anything to save and protect his family from danger and tight situations in life.
We always watch taken series to see Liam Neeson and his performance. The story level are almost the same and it was his performance that elevates the films to another level. But this time the story is too weak that even Liam neeson’s performance was not enough to save it from fall into a below average category. The film follows the usual path with some chases, action sequences here and there, some hideouts for brayan and family and at last a really predictable climax. The narrative of the film was too slow and the action sequences shot in a way that it made the film more slow. You may like the film only for Liam’s performance as he gave his all to the film. If the action portions and the twist intended part had taken care of in a smart way the film would have been much better than what it is looking now.
Director : Olivier Megaton
Release Date : 9/1/2015
Cast : Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen