It’s not because the acting, dialogue, or script were astounding. Because none of them were.
It’s not because the film fills a gap in our need for vigilantes to do what we feel we can’t to make a difference in the world. Because if films like that make us feel better, they can also make us feel complacent, and maybe a little blood thirsty. These movies do end up being a little “torture porn the family can enjoy” in some scenes.
It’s not because if there’s a sequel there also has to be a trilogy.
There’s only one reason there needs to be a Taken 3, and the reason is because it should go like this: