Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer and exact his unique brand of justice.
ActorsStarring: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, Leland Orser, David Warshofsky, Jon Gries, Jonny Weston, Andrew Borba, Judi Beecher, Andrew Howard, Al Sapienza, Alexander Wraith
I remember Liam Neeson saying a couple of years ago: ‘Taken 3? I don’t think there’ll be a Taken 3. She can’t get taken again, that’s just bad parenting’. But Taken 3 did happen. Kim does get taken again. And it is bad parenting indeed.
It is also a bad movie unfortunately. The plot is not very interesting but that is not necessarily a big issue in a movie like this. But the acting is also lacking – it is mainly just lazy, with in particular Forest Whitaker being especially uninspired it seems – this must be one of his worst performances in a long time, he adds nothing to the movie…
But the real killer is the complete over-use of non-stop shaky-cam photography combined with insane editing. It does your head in. It is so frenzied that I completely lost interest in the movie and about halfway through I noticed I was counting seconds – trying to find how long each shot was before it cuts away to the next. I lost count because I rarely made it beyond 2 seconds… I would bet more than 90% of the shots are shorter than 3 seconds, with 50% being shorter than 2 seconds. And I didn’t count any shot longer than 5 seconds. It is just annoying as hell.
Enough already. Time for Liam Neeson to make a decent movie again. It’s been a while.