Liam Neeson fans, this one’s for you: Taken 3.
In the third chapter of the Taken franchise, former government operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) are attempting a reconciliation – but then Lenore is brutally murdered.
Bryan is framed for Lenore’s murder and has to flee and find the real killers, all while the FBI, CIA and police are breathing down his neck. However, it’s not just about clearing his own name: Bryan wants revenge and he has to protect his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace).
If haven’t seen the Taken films yet, or haven’t watched them in a while, here is a quick recap.
In Taken, the first of the series of three English-language French action films, Bryan is trying to reconnect with Kim, from whom he is estranged. To his horror, his daughter and her friend are abducted by sex slave traders when they arrive in Paris for a vacation. Bryan only has four days to rescue Kim before she will be auctioned off, and her fate rests on him using all of the skills he learned as a member of black ops.
Taken 2 takes place two years after the first movie, and Bryan has been teaching Kim self-defence after her ordeal in Paris. He has been attempting to reconcile with Lenore – and then they are taken hostage in Istanbul by the father of one of the men who Bryan killed in Paris.
Even if you haven’t watched Taken, you probably know its famous quote. Bryan tells one of the kidnappers over the phone: “I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”