Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Oliver Megaton
Taken: Part 3 is different – Bryan Mills has to flee.
For me, 96 Hours Taken was one of the best action thrillers ever. A father saves his daughter from white slavers. In part two, his ex-wife and still big love was taken in revenge for what Mills did to the bad guys and he saved her together with his daughter. 96 Hours Taken 3 is not a kidnapping story any more. There is no connection to the bad guys from the prequels.
After a short introduction, Mills finds his ex-wife dead in his flat. For the police it looks like he is the murderer. Now he has to handle two things: flee from the police and find out who really killed his ex-wife. The story is again full of action and stunts, this time – unfortunately – without his daughter but together with his colleagues who act really cool and help Mills.
Taken 3 – It Ends Here.
For the first time, Taken also activates the psychological part of the brain/heart, because the story’s background is uncertain and many characters inscrutable. The storyline is muddled, you do not know who’s the bad guy like in the former movies.
I didn’t like Taken 2 that much, but part 3 has again an original story and enough action scenes that the child in me is happy. The subheading says “It ends here”, but Liam Neeson already said, if people want to see a fourth part he wouldn’t say no. A cooperation with Forest Whitaker who played the police officer would be really cool!