It takes time and effort to pay for debt. But, some people take more practical measures and shortcut in order to do so. The worst is that they willing to sacrifice the life of the loved ones. They don’t care about the method, as long as they successfully meet their goal. This is the core of Taken 3 which is the final episode of the Taken trilogy, an action thriller cinema work starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen as the members of the Mills’. This is the last performance of the three artists which ends the movie as well. No wonder if there are numerous dramatic change within the plot and the story.
Taken 3 is opened by a scene in which Oleg Malankov (Sam Spruell), a Russian mob, asks his business client to pay for the debt. Unable to get the money from the safe, Oleg gives his client a lesson by brutally killing the accountant. The next scene will be Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) gives a birthday present for Kim Mills (Maggie Grace). He then calls Lenore Mills-St. John (Famke Janssen), asking her to have a chat in his apartment. The woman apparently has problem with her marriage but tells Bryan that she will talk about it with Stuart St. John (Dougray Scott), his current husband. Stuart, who is jealous with Bryan, visits him and tells Bryan to stay away from his wife. On the next day, not long after Bryan receives a text message from Lenore telling him to have breakfast together, the former secret agent discovers his wife lifeless on the bed of his apartment; making him ultimate suspect. Shockingly, two policemen break into his room and put him in custody. Bryan manages to escape and promises his daughter that he will find who killed her former wife. While Inspector Frank Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) is quite ambitious and motivated to caught him after knowing his background, Bryan has no more valuable solution to his problem other than asking for help from his friends and former colleagues such as Sam Gilroy (Leland Orser), Mark Casey (Jon Gries), and Bernie Harris (David Warshofsky). Together they work hand in hand to unearth the real enemy and the mastermind of Lenore’s death while saving the life of Kim Mills.
Taken 3 is opened by tragic incident in which Bryan has to accept the fact that nothing will bring Lenore back. At the same time, he has to deal with the fact that he will have a grandchild out of wedlock. Taken 3 is completely rich in story and drama and, as usual, never abandon physical battles between Bryan Mills and his enemies. The difference is that in Taken 3 we can see that Bryan is getting older and weaker compared to his previous appearances. Those components seem to be the signal to total retirement of Bryan for doing such action; something that can also be seen from his playing golf with his friends, which is something uncommon in the Taken trilogy. It’s the time for Bryan to start a new life without the physical presence of Lenore. All of those variables contribute to the human and natural approach of Bryan Mills; making Taken 3 recommended to see by everyone who is longing for action, drama, and thriller in a single cinema work.