I would say on that basis, I prefer the third film to the second, but not the first. I honestly think that the third film has a better story to the second and there's a lot more to loose which adds to the suspense of the over all plot and it has much more to grip to an audience. The second film was a bit lacklustre in delivering that in a compelling way, it was just Bryan Mills deals with the consequence of a problem he himself created. The third was something more refreshing to me, however all the more predictable.
In hindsight you do get all the suspenseful action, a lot of violence which is off the wall and fight scenes and all of that and you worry about is Bryan Mills going to get out of this one? which of course he does, but there was a moment of uncertainty that I had for this character, he might not make it out of this one. Which was unnerving and something I didn't think about when watching the second film. So that was new.
Overall, Taken 3 is worth going to see if you've seen the other two. Can you go and see Taken 3 having not seen the other 2. Yes you can, but why would you? 7/10.
NEXT : Into the Woods.