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.
Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.
For quite some time now, my youngest brother, (knowing how much I love movies), had recommended several times that I should watch Pierre Morel and Luc Besson’s Taken.
Unfortunately for a while, I kept disappointing him each time he checked to see whether I’d finally seen it. I couldn’t give him a definite viewing date, but I knew for sure that he should tell me absolutely nothing about the movie, except the name of it’s star, Liam Neeson. My reason for the peculiar request is simply that I wanted to be surprised… and surprised I most certainly was – in the best way.
Taken is a great 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 the movie, 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.
I’m most intrigued to find out if there are any people out there who didn’t enjoy the Taken. I’m curious to know why. Until then…