If you’ve seen one Taken movie, you’ve seen them all. That’s not to say you shouldn’t watch the entire trilogy — the original Taken is the best of the three, but Taken 2 was directed by the wonderfully named Olivier Megaton (he “was born in France, 20 years to the day after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and his choice of the artistic name, Megaton, was influenced by this,” which !!!) and Taken 3 has a scene where Liam Neeson crashes a car into a plane.
That’s just good filmmaking.
Anyway, you know the general idea of the Taken movies (and forthcoming TV show): Someone in Neeson’s family gets captured, or whatever, and he has to recuse them and kill the bad guys using a particular set of skills. It’s a flawless premise, and because it’s so simple, the five-hour trilogy can be summed up in a 90-second video. Basically, there’s a lot of punching, and stabbings, and wisecracks, and gunshots, and Liam Neeson asking “where is she/he.” Who needs plot when you’ve got Liam Neeson shooting some dude in the foot?