According to wikipedia, a film can be described as "a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession.The individual images that make up a film are called frames. During projection of traditional films, a rotating shutter causes intervals of darkness as each frame in turn is moved into position to be projected, but the viewer does not notice the interruptions because of an effect known as persistence of vision, whereby the eye retains a visual image for a fraction of a second after the source has been removed." If what wikipedia says is true, and I do believe that it is, then Taken 3 is not a movie. Let me explain why.
What makes this editing even worse is the cinematography. I have no idea who was in charge of the cinematography in this film, but I honestly hope they never get work again. That's harsh, I know, but wait until you see the film. Or don't. Yeah, please don't. The camera is constantly being thrown around, pulling me away from the story at hand. It's as if the cameramen were playing a game of rugby with the camera, constantly rotating it around in a circle, shaking it up and down and zooming in and out.
Nothing that happens makes any sense, either. I'm going to give an example, and don't worry, this isn't a spoiler. There's an improbable scene that takes place around halfway through the movie that sees Liam Neeson in a bit of a tight spot. He's stuck in a car on the top floor of a building (or close enough to it) and he's surrounded by several police cars. So what does he do? He reverses down some gap and the car explodes. It was perhaps the only moment in the movie where I wanted to know what really happened, yet the outcome is unexplainable. Just thirty seconds later we see Liam Neeson on the roof of some building, talking to Forrest Whitaker via phone. Um, what? I saw this film five days ago and I still can't come up with a logical explanation as to how this happened.
To sum up, Taken 3 will undoubtedly be appearing on my Worst Of 2015 list come December. It's an awful pile of piss that shouldn't even be considered an actual movie. If you're going to see a movie this week, although I've been offline so this week's almost done, just wait for Birdman instead. That's what I should've been doing.