DVD Review: Taken 3
Taken 3 is Brian Mill’s third outing, and whilst a few things have been changed, it’s still pretty much the same story being recycled. Though this time it has a little bit of The Fugitive in it. If you’ve watched the trailer, then this won’t be a spoiler, if you haven’t, it might be. Brian Mills gets framed for the murder of his ex-wife, and as such has to spend most of the film evading the police whilst hunting down his ex-wife’s killers, to use his certain skill set on.
It’s pretty much brain dead fun. It’s what you’d expect from the third film in what should have been a one film deal. It’s a great night on the couch, that will keep you entertained for the duration.
The film’s biggest problem is with Olivier Megaton. I mean, seriously, who in their right mind calls themselves Megaton? Sure he did an ok job with Taken 2, but he also did the terrible Transporter 3. You see, Taken 3’s biggest issue is that in most of the action scenes, the chases and the fights, Megaton seems to want to operate only on close ups, which essentially means that we, the viewer, miss out on seeing most of the action. For an action film, that seems to be missing the point.
It’s an enjoyable end to the Taken franchise, though be warned, Megaton has left this one wide open, having set up a possible premise for a fourth film…
Rating: M Violence and offensive language.