Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Liam Neeson + Europe= Dustruction...
The film starts Neeson a scientist Dr. Harris who’s doing a presentation in Germany and he’s there with his wife played by January Jones. When they get to the hotel he notices he’s missing a bag and goes and grabs another cab to go back to the airport. He gets into a car accident and wakes up four days later in a hospital bed. He’s been in a coma, whats more strangely is that his wife and nobody has came looking for him he’s also lost his memory.
When he goes back to his wife she doesn’t recognized him and claims that he’s not her husband. There is somebody else who is Dr. Harris. He treks through Germany trying to solve the web of mystery around him.
They should create a new genre called “Liam Neeson kicking ass in Europe” I would watch that everyday no problem!!!
The problem with Unknown is that it’s extremely implausible and the things that happen with Neeson is pretty much hard to believe. Also while watching the film is like watching a knock off The Bourne movies.
The film was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra he’s the one behind House of Wax and Orphan. House of Wax is not that great but Orphan is a well made horror film for the genre nothing more and nothing less.
Unknown is well directed and Neeson gives it his all only to make the movie an enjoyable but forgettable thriller.