If you must watch only one Taken movie, please watch the original (Taken 2008) because it’s the very best.
Taken 2 (2012) was ok and Taken 3 is quite the fun ride. Even though there isn’t much of a ‘taking’ so to speak, in Taken 3, the dynamic of the chase between Bryan Mills (Neeson) and the smart police officer played by Forrest Whitaker more than makes up for it.
There’s also a fantastic scene towards the end at Santa Monica airport involving a Porsche and a plane. So good, I would have yelped louder had it not been for the neighbours.
Watch it because you’ve watched the original, the second and now you want to see how it all wraps up and because it’s good.
Sam Mendes, the Director of my favourite film, American Beauty (1999) said yes to making his second James Bond movie – and the first teaser trailer for Spectre (2015) has now arrived.
It looks like we’ll be getting more of the signature breathtaking cinematography, musical score, action sequences and the super dialogue typical of recent Bond films.
With some of Europe’s finest film making talent at the helm – Sam Mendes, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and of course, Daniel Craig, all we have left to do now is look forward to the final product and hope that the next trailer or two don’t reveal too much of the plot.
The great new Super Bowl trailer for Director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingman The Secret Service has convinced me to watch the film. I was only mildly intrigued before.
I does help that Kingsman is written by Jane Goldman – whose other writing credits include Kick-Ass (2010) and X-Men First Class (2011).
There is one thing that doesn’t sit quite so easily with me about this trailer – and that would be the claim by Alex Zane of the UK’s Sun newspaper, that Kingman – The Secret Service is ‘More Badass Than Bond.’ Please! PLEASE, I say! It’s incredibly hard to believe that there’s any other British spy movie more badass than Daniel Craig’s Bond. Incredibly hard to believe!
Director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer makes me think of Taken (2008) and Taxi Driver (1976). It’s unsurprising since all three films feature young girls who end up in very unfortunate predicaments, but luckily for them, an individual takes it upon themselves to do everything they can to make things right.
I love stories like this because not many who find themselves in such precarious situations are as lucky. Seeing ‘baddie’s’ get what they deserve is always fun to watch. I mean, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was at the end of Bryan De Palma’s Carrie (1976). 🙂
If you’re familiar with Washington, let’s face it, there a few who aren’t, then you know you’re in for a fun ride. Laced with action, good dialogue and Denzel style ‘badassery,’ The Equalizer will keep you entertained.
One of the most memorable moments for me is the swift move with the gun at Pushkin’s warehouse. It’s so very quick but certainly just as impressive each time I hit the replay button. I also love the music that starts at approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.