Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. Source: IMDB
The end of the trilogy is here and this brief non spoiler review will tell you how it holds up to the other two Taken movies.
Liam Neeson finds himself still trying to impress his daughter with terrible birthday gifts, which reminds me, weren't they celebrating Kim's birthday in the first movie as well? Back to the movie, Liam then winds up the primary suspect in a murder investigation, where it seemed he was framed for the death of a loved one.
Liam and his three friends, who are able to pretty much break into or hack anything that you would think is unhackable, help get to the bottom of this murder. One of my favorite parts of this movie was when the four of them are hacking into the the Police Departments system when I realized where I've seen one of the characters before. Mark in Taken 3 was also Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynomite!
Once again back to the movie, there is a back and forth in this story that makes you think you know who the actual murderer is then throws numerous twists that throw you off along the way. One of my least favorite parts of the movie took place not 15 minutes in to the movie and it was just a terribly done CGI with unlikely sequence, a car chase. Once you see it you will know what I am talking about.
All in all the movie is just ok. Liam is great don't get me wrong but this movie made me feel a bit let down in the end. We owed it to the first and second movies to go see this and so we did. If you're wondering if you should go see it in theater I would steer you more towards waiting for RedBox. I give this just 1 Turtle Shell out of 5.
What did you think of this movie? Are you like me and think its rental material or would you suggest someone to go to the theater to see it?
Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. Source: IMDB
Let me start off by saying that this was such an amazing movie. Bradly Cooper does an amazing job portraying the life and actions of Chris Kyle otherwise known as "The Legend." After a pretty dissapointing Saturday night movie in Taken 3 this movie made up for it.
This movie follows Chris Kyle during four tours of action in Iraq. From his first confirmed kill to a sandstorm showdown with one particular enemy he has had his eyes on for all four tours. This movie depicts the life of both Chris Kyle while away on tour as well as his wife who is left home to raise the kids on her own and the struggles they both face during that time.
This is another no brainer 5 turtle shells out of 5 and an absolute must go see in the theater as well as a must own when it hits store shelves. Side note if there is one improvement I can lend to Clint Eastwood for future movie involving babies it would be to have more life like babies you'll see what I mean. Thats all.
I also wanted to thank the Warrenton 8 Cinema as well as everyone that voted for my ugly Christmas sweater thanks to you I won 2 free tickets as well as $25 in concessions. Thanks again everyone! :)
Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd