‘Taken 3’ Promo Reveals Liam Neeson’s Awesomely Absurd “12 Skills of Christmas”
It looks like the brains behind the marketing for ‘Taken 3' are keeping things pretty self-aware and silly in their latest preview for the film, which counts down protagonist Bryan Mills’ “12 Skills of Christmas.” There’s uppercuts, dead thugs, roundhouse kicks, face-smashing, and so much more in this delightfully wacky video, which celebrates Liam Neeson’s very particular set of skills.
Along with the musical promo above, 20th Century Fox has also released a clip from ‘Taken 3,’ in which Neeson’s Bryan Mills is—what else?—on the phone saying “By now I’m sure you know who I am and what I’m capable of,” this time to Forest Whitaker, who plays what appears to be a law enforcement official of some kind. Hearing Neeson utter that phrase once again is supremely ridiculous in the best of ways.
In the third installment of the franchise in which Bryan Mills just can’t seem to keep the people he loves from being kidnapped, Mills’ ex-wife is murdered just as they’ve begun to rekindle their romance and reconcile their differences. The former cover operative is framed for the murder, sending him on the run from the CIA, the FBI, and the police as he tries to clear his name and get revenge on the real culprits. Oh, and also he needs to keep an eye on his daughter, since she’s proven to be so easy to abduct.