"The LAPD, the FBI, the CIA...they're all gonna come for you!"
There is that one thing with this film that bothers me, that nothing else just seem to matter. The chase scene where the cops are after Liam Neeson's character Bryan Mills...is just inappropriately stupid. The shot cuts are too fast, and the cameras are super shaky...what was the director thinking about? Mashing about shot after shot to make it look cool? Instead, I can't understand what I'm seeing, and it's confusing. Super messy, super sloppy, and frankly...in my opinion...stupid! A filmmaker of his class shouldn't be doing this.
Other than that, the film is just what anyone in the right mind would have expected. It's fresh in the sense that no one else gets "taken" for Bryan Mills to rescue. The film raises up the stakes, and the plot (and the twists) serves the story well. There is just enough comedy & drama to fill things up, meanwhile all of the characters work well, especially one Forest Whitaker's character, with his cunning intelligence.
I have to say there is nothing wrong with the plot, nothing wrong with the cast & acting. It's the directing that gets me. If there's one thing this film could change, it's the director. Everything else works for a nice action entertainment. And as always, it's great to see Liam Neeson in action.
Everything else works okay for a Taken movie you would expect, except for the underwhelming director.