"I'm not hijacking this plane. I'm trying to save it!"
10 July 2014
Excerpt: Synopsis: During a flight from New York City to London, U.S. Federal Air Marshall Bill Marks receives a series of text messages from a concealed hijacker warning him that one passenger will die every twenty minutes unless a very large sum of money is wired into a special bank account. Under pressure to neutralize the threat, Marks becomes increasingly agitated as time passes, people start dying...and the mounting evidence points to him being the hijacker.
Excerpt: I've always liked Liam Neeson in action mode ever since his leading role in Darkman. Then late in his career his badassery was displayed in the sleeper hit Taken. Since then he's done Taken 2, The Grey and Unknown. Non-Stop falls a bit short of high-octane excitement, but that doesn't mean its all that bad either. Non-Stop is a cool thrill ride set in the cramped quarters of an airplane on a long international flight.
Excerpt: When alcoholic and tired of life U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks boards a routine transatlantic flight from New York to London it appears everything is in order. That all changes when a unknown terrorist texts Marks telling him that $150 million must be wired to him or a passenger will die every 20 minutes. Marks' character and judgment will come into play more than ever and 150 other people are depending on him alone.
Summary: An amazing popcorn movie. The mystery correctly overpowers the "action" elements and makes this a very enjoyable guessing game. It's fun to again try to figure out what is going to happen next and to try to guess the identity of the bad guy or guys -- or gals! Best fight in a moving toilet since FROM RUSSIAN WITH LOVE.
Summary: I love Jaume Collet-Serra's films, they are interesting and they are always apart of being mediocre, I loved "Unknown" which also stars Liam Neeson. "Orphan" which is one of my all time favorites. Despite I knew little to nothing about this film, when the credits showed up I recognized it is a Jaume Collet-Serra film. As for Non-Stop it is a rapid intense ride, filled with cool cinematography and executions.
Summary: Great escape for these awful winter months in the East. Neeson's acting skills keep things believable, and the intricacy of the plot helps too. The supporting cast is very strong, so you can easily believe one minute that they are in on the plot and the next minute that they are innocent. Occasionally a little too schmaltzy, but only occasionally.
Summary: Well I went in with mediocre expectations because i didn't really like the theme where a "good guy" seems to get blamed unfairly for a bad behavior as the movie trailers suggest. However, I was pleasantly surprised there were complexities to the plot that go a bit further than you expect. All in all a pretty good action film, but i have to give it a six simply because I'm not sure I'll be raving about it a couple weeks from now.
Summary: In 2009, actor Liam Neeson starred in Pierre Morel’s surprise sleeper hit Taken, and what begun was an onslaught of early year/before spring Neeson action releases that solidified the star as playing aging, ‘could-be real life’ superheroes. Since then, there are only two things certain about early action film releases; there will always be one featuring kick-ass icon Jason Statham playing the younger, balder super human hero, and one featuring Neeson, usually playing a...