Review: Taken 3

What a shame. This is another example of another great movie franchise that was ruined by stupidity and greed. Due to the guaranteed money that the producers know will be coming in for this movie, like they normally do, they forgot to write any kind of a decent script.

This movie from the beginning to the end was very disappointing. The plot, many of the scenes and the overall story made no sense. It was one of those movies where at the end of the movie they had to explain all the things that were impossible to know while watching the movie, because what happened and the conclusion of the movie was so absurd and overly complicated. I am so sick of movies that could be great that fail to do one basic thing – write a decent story! Just come up with a good solid story that is a worthy conclusion to a movie franchise that should have ended in a great way.

For this movie, even the action and fight scenes were very disappointing as the first movie had great action scenes, the second was just OK, but this one was very average. I also didn’t like the fact that they killed his x-wife in this movie and its not explained that his x-wife is either married to the husband we saw in the first Taken movie or got divorced and then married another rich man. What was great about the first Taken was the father daughter relationship and what he went through to save her life. Its a good thing this franchise is now done for good because they just plain killed it for good with this very bad 3rd installment.

What a ridiculous movie, which I could never recommend. This is a shame and happens more often than not for most great Hollywood movie franchises.

Screenwriting Books