“I’ll come for you. I’ll find you. And we both know what’s going to happen!”
Those were strong threatening words.
In Taken 3 (also stylized TAK3N) we are brought to the story of a man seeking revenge on the murder of his ex-wife, a continuous life cycle of revenge from the character of ex-covert operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson). The Taken installment is always the most anticipating film ever since its released in 2008.
But as Taken 3 progressed in the beginning, we’ve noticed 3 flaws (morally and lawfully disturbing from the start) so predictably it gone wrong.
On the first case. When Bryan‘s daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) found out she was pregnant, moviegoers would surmise that she is having trouble of accepting the fact she’s going to be a mother at an early age. As Bryan pointed out, raising a kid would be taking full responsibility, just like having a puppy which needs more time and feeding. To add worse to her fear, Bryan points to a kid and told her that (the kid) will be a serious problem in the future. What a cool advise from a great dad!
Second, when Bryan’s ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) dropped a hint of screwing as she pointed out her marriage problems and told him she fantasizes Bryan more than her present husband Stuart St. John (Dougray Scott). They had a brief lip locking until Bryan hold back. Hmmm… Bryan suddenly becomes an honorable guy. But the thought of having an affair out of marriage, even if it was your ex, could spell disaster and it won’t help fixing a rocking marriage, by the way.
Third and last. When Bryan saw his dead ex-wife lying in his bed, cops arrived and saw him holding a kitchen knife. Of course, the lawmen would have thought that Bryan could have killed his ex-wife. Asked him to go down on his knees and put his arms in the air, Bryan (as he told himself that he did not do it), chopped the police officers arm as the poor guy tries to place handcuffs on him. Bryan then ran from his place and the police gave a wild chase.
If you are innocent and you know you’re not a killer, wouldn’t it be much better if you’ve just cooperated with the cops and let them investigate if you’re the bad guy or not?
Certainly, Bryan’s resisting arrest and running away from the cops made him looked like the bad guy instead of the man unjustifiably mistaken as the suspect.
Bryan then called his daughter telling her that the cops thought he killed her mother. Hmm.. Bryan was too assuming, huh?
We should be stopping here but we couldn’t.
When he was caught by 2 detectives, we’ve thought he made the right decision to cooperatively surrender but then, as he was being transported to the police HQ, Bryan made another daring escape – injuring numbers of police officers and motorists and damaging a lot of cars. Now, wouldn’t he be facing charges for all of that mess?
He then calls Inspector Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) and told him “By now I’m sure you know who I am. You know what I’m capable of…” Geez… Did he just threatened the police officer? Why can’t he be just stand cooperating with the police and not resisting arrests? You would not blame these police officers if they hunt him like a criminal because that is what Bryan Mills is showing them who he was.
Oh and when Bryan made a scene inside his daughter’s campus, that made him really looked like a criminal.
Honestly, we love Taken and Taken 2. Taken 3 looks very promising and has a great story (no thanks to that bagel) but it does have an awfully executed script.
So who killed Bryan’s ex-wife? Watch the film but don’t get too giddy.
We give Taken 3 5/10.
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