When a franchise is built around the concept of a man coming to the endless rescue of his wife and daughter, you cannot expect a feminist utopia. [This post is not behind the paywall.]
This is a movie as its own death wish. To call it cheap, lazy, and perfunctory grants it a dignity that implies there was another path it could have taken.
If this is any indication, Taken 3 will be nothing but Liam Neeson running around whatever European city ponies up the biggest tax credits, growling and beating up random swarthy passersby who look at him askew. It would be only a tiny step below this.