(this review is spoiler-free)
I'm not very familiar with Liam Neeson; when I went to see Taken 3 all I'd seen him in before was Non-Stop, which I didn't like but enjoyed seeing with my family, and Clash of the Titans, where he appears only a little. (edit: And Star Wars. ♥) I liked him very much in Tak3n. This may sound odd but besides all the reasons to like a great actor I like him because he smiles. I was rather surprised by it, because of the jokes on pinterest about him being someone you don't want to mess with and this being an action/spy movie. But he smiles, and it takes over his face, and it's such a sweet smile.
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Didn't like: There was a lot of shaky-cam used, it doesn't usually bother me but it just seemed like too much. The bad-guy is disgusting. But I'm not exactly complaining about this, evil is perverse.
I doubt I would have ever seen this movie had my brother not wanted to so much. I liked it for Liam Neeson, for the various character relationships and for the characters. There wasn't a lot else that drew me in. It's a fun action movie but not much else.
my rating: 3/5
favorite line: Don't be so pessimistic! (Mills, in response to a cop telling him he'll regret what he's doing.)
MPPA rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language)
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen,
Staring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace
Time 109 min