Taken 3 (2015) Mini Review

First review of 2015!!! Tak3n haha that title. Ah January a time of year where good films do not tread. Taken 3 is awful. It’s really, really bad. Serious stinking mass of crap. These films have taken (ah!) a real dive since the first. Taken 1 great. Taken 2 alright but ludicrous. Taken 3 is lazy garbage, there is no excuse.

I’ll go into more detail below, got trailers and images below. Check it all out and give me a like and a comment at the end.



Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Tim’s Film Reviews Not Recommended

Story: 30%     Acting: 10%     Characters: 10%     Dialogue: 5%

Thriller/ Action: 30%     Style/Sound: 0%     Visuals: 50%

Total: 19%


2015 has not started well for film. Not for my watching anyway (come on Kingsman). The story looked interesting, set to be the fall, but they picked the wrong man to set up. Sounds good, doesn’t work though. Nobody cared, insane nonsense scenes. Everything up to Janssen’s death could have been cut from the film (20 mins). The cast couldn’t have cared less. Neeson didn’t want to run, you could see it on his face. Maggie Grace played the exact same character from 1 and 2 oh but now she’s pregnant, which of course means another 20 mins of meaningless and terrible dialogue.


But wait, this is an action film who cares about the mushy background? Fair enough but the action is horrendously neutered, no blood at all, some scene are ridiculous not to have blood. Guy gets shot point blank with a shogun and no blood?! What?! But then we have multiple scenes of near Neeson deaths that he survives but the film never explains how. He just survives? But even all that is not why this film makes no sense at all. He goes around a major US city Los Angeles and reeks all kinds of hell, a motor way gets destroyed, he clearly killed innocent people on that motorway, he blows up a car park building, no end to the police cars destroyed, murders 40+ people. Then at the end of the film walks out of the police station and has an ice cream with his daughter at the beach. How. HOW?!




My favourite scene would have to be my reaction in the cinema to Neeson just walking out of the police station with no consequences. I couldn’t believe it!

Oh and why did Whitakers character keep eating evidence? Seriously he eats the bagels at the crime scene at the beginning, then he eats that yogurt out of the trash for no damn reason at all (clue was the label), then he starts eating bagels again. Thought at the end he would join Neeson for an ice cream at the beach.

Hilariously awful film.


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36 responses to “Taken 3 (2015) Mini Review”

  1. alexraphael says :

    Really rated the first one, was unimpressed with the second one and stayed away from the third.


  2. Jules says :

    Ah, I’m just getting ready to watch this as I type for next Friday’s fast five film deal we do over on our deal, but I have heard nothing but bad things. I am a junkie for the “Taken” genre, and I thought the first movie was great for what it was… Taken 2 was awful on a level I could not even believe…. I guess this was a good paycheck for Liam…. did you ever see A Walk Among the Tombstones? It was advertised like a member of the aformentioned Taken genre, but its actually a very groovy modern detective/noir movie that I dug a whole lot.

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  3. Austin @ The Bishop Review says :

    Loved it! The review, not the movie. I haven’t seen it yet but I’m 60% sure I will hate it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. atothewr says :

    Kind of what I expected. Nice review.


  5. thelastsongiheard says :

    To be honest, just the poster alone screams “AVOID!” to me LOL

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Glittering-Diamonds says :

    Haha I was going to see this but, yeah after that review I’m gonna avoid! I don’t understand why films like this keep going.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ruth says :

    “Serious stinking mass of crap.” Well, I kind of got that from the unintentionally hilarious trailer, ahah. Between this and Blackhat (which I just reviewed) I wonder which one is the bigger stinker? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Three Rows Back says :

    I imagine a mini review is all that’s needed.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jay says :

    Well thanks for taking the hit for the rest of us, Buddy!


  10. familymat1123 says :

    Great review. Wasn’t gonna see this film anyway. I’m skipping it. Glad I saw American Sniper instead. If I had to watch a film in the Taken franchise it would be the first one.


  11. jmount43 says :

    You weren’t very Taken with this movie; were you, Tim?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Keith says :

    Why did he eat the bagel and the yogurt? He wants to become one with the evidence. Isn’t that clear? 😛

    Liked by 1 person

  13. theipc says :

    Sounds total shit!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Natasha says :

    Great and hilarious review! Sounds quite awful


  15. emmakwall says :

    P.S I’d love it sooo much if that last pic of Liam Neeson was in fact, the scene where he walked scot-free from the police!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. emmakwall says :

    Brilliant, funny review Tim 🙂

    Just the trailer on TV made me laugh out loud to myself. “someone’s murdered your mother, I’m going to find them”…………….errrr is this before or after you collect your pension and free prescriptions?!!

    Plus it just looks SO corny. Shame they’ve dulled down the violence too, wanted a lower rating I guess?

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    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Got a lower rating from me.

      Not sure how getting rid of blood in violence effects an age rating. It makes violence have no consequence.Great lesson for kids.

      You need over powered squib effects in action. Your Tarantino’s, your Verhoeven’s. They know what they’re doing 😀


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