Absolute ridiculous trash, though add a star for the guilty pleasure of Liam Neeson committing himself to the role like this is a "proper film". By this point, the character of Bryan Mills is treated with godlike reverence which is unsurprising given the amount of money this rubbish franchise has brought in....
'So, am I free to go'....Sure all you did was blow up a building, kill a score of bad guys, had the entire police force mobilized to find you, caused massive vehicular damage on the highway and crash your car into a plane (hello homeland security) but sure yea you can go. Ridiculous to the 9th degree picture especially Whitaker's odd gimmicky performance with the chess pieces and rubber bands. No more please.
There's a "homemade" quality to TAKEN 3. You can feel Liam Nesson, Luc Besson and director Olivier Megaton coasting through the shoot, eating bagels between takes. Not that you expected anything substantial from this dogeared franchise, but the sloppiness is overwhelming. Still, it is fun to watch a twitchy Forest Whitaker 'direct' himself, and deliver cringe-inducing expositions over an unceasing Spotify playlist.
If you asked my roommate, he'd probably tell you that I'm a rather undiscriminating action movie fan. The truth is, even I have my limits. "Taken 3" is so ineptly written, shot, and edited, that the only redeeming factors are a score from one of the composers behind "The Grandmaster" and Forest Whitaker's oddly committed performance, in which he slaps a rubber band against his wrist as some bizarre form of penance.