I corresponded with someone who has seen Taken 3 recently, over Christmas. Very brief. Apparently a major problem with the film exists with the action, in particular the fight scenes. My friend in Berlin had this to say;
It’s alright but I do not think you will like it. The action is going to give quite a few people some headaches and the beating up scenes in particular are incomprehensible. The editing is truly crappy and maybe the director was doing lines when going for a rough cut?
No word on shaking cam yet, but I wouldn’t put it past the director, Olivier Megaton, to have saturated the whole thing with wild and frustrating camera work, such an annoyance usually ‘compliments’ the ‘art’ of editing a movie like a dog ripping up the newspaper. I don’t think anyone should be surprised at this.
Pierre Morel directed the original. That had a better mix of violent filming, he has directed the upcoming ‘Gunman’ starring Sean Penn.
Taken 3 is released next Friday.