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. The moment is so good that I’d 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.
For quite some time now, my youngest brother, (knowing how much I love movies) recommended that I should watch director Pierre Morel and co-writers Luc Besson plus Robert Mark Kamen’s Taken (2008).
Unfortunately, for a while, I kept disappointing him each time he checked to see whether I’d finally seen it.
I could never give him a definite viewing date because I have to be in the right mood to watch a specific movie. Also, one thing he did insist on was that all I needed to know before watching the film is the name of its star, Liam Neeson and that it’s a good movie. I accepted this restriction and I’m so glad I did, because Taken is a great action movie. The kind that will have you so very engrossed as the story unfolds, and at a pace that leaves nothing more to be desired.
I honestly could not recommend this movie more. If you’ve already seen it, then you know precisely what I’m talking about. But in the event that you’re yet to experience it, I suggest choosing to know as little as possible prior to pressing the play button. Trust me when I say that doing this will only enhance your experience of the film.
Additional key cast includes Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.