‘Talen 3’ gets relies on repeated plot

Walter Peasant, Staff Reporter

Why does everyone keep taking Bryan Mills’ stuff? They took his daughter, then they took his wife, and now, they’re after his life!


The third installment of the movie Taken follows Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) as he and his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), try to get back together, only to have her found brutally murdered the next morning. Bryan finds her, and he is immediately accused of the murder by the Los Angeles Police Department. However, he quickly gets away, which results in a manhunt as LAPD Inspector Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) learns of Bryan’s unique background and set of skills as a retired CIA operative, all while trying to protect the last important thing in his life, his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace).


In my eyes, the movie performed Bryan Mills “special set of skills” as an Ex-CIA member, only wanting to get his daughter/wife/life back so that he may be left alone in the world, not wanting to have anything else to do in it anymore, he only wants to live in peace.


What they did poorly … was the fact that every movie, something very important was taken from him. Really, they could have put something else in to completely throw people off in my opinion as opposed to someone being kidnapped or killed.


In my opinion, I’d say that the entire Taken Trilogy was nonetheless, amazing if anything. Liam Neeson played his role as a protective father very well, going through any means necessary in order to get the things that matter to him most back. The third movie also seems like a rip-off of The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford, who was also accused of killing his wife, and is searching for the real killer while the FBI chases him down. This fact may or may not be coincidental.


In short, do not take any of Bryan Mill’s stuff, he may just come after you next.