Monday, January 12, 2015

Taken 3 Review: A needed end to a prolonged series

The Hit:

Most of you know the famous lines: "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want...But what I do have are a very particular set of skills...skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." 

Liam Neeson turned into a bad ass action star in the first Taken movies and found a younger, wider audience who didn't know him (except maybe from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace). Now Neeson's character, Bryan Mills, uses those skills to finally bring the vengeance to an end in Taken 3. If you liked the series and Liam Neeson, of course I recommend you go see it and enjoy the last ride. In my opinion, it was time for the ride to end anyway, though. Yeah, some franchises grown stronger through sequels (the Fast and Furious franchise is a good example), but after awhile some should come to a sweet end. It was that time for the Taken series. The storyline was so-so but it was still a decent wrap-up. Liam Neeson faces the regular cast of foreign and domestic thugs while being chased by the FBI, CIA, and LAPD, but in the end, as usual, he gets the job done. 

The Verdict:
Yellow Light (Proceed with caution)

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