Saturday, February 3, 2018

Liam Neeson kicks more butt. This time, on a train.

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Grade:   B

Rating:  PG-13, 105 minutes

In a Nutshell:   I readily admit it.  I like Liam Neeson.  He basically plays the same character in every movie, but I still like him and enjoy watching him kick butt on planes, trains, automobiles, and any other form of transportation.  He always plays an endearing “Every Man” you can get behind and root for.

No, this isn’t the greatest movie ever made, but it’s still an entertaining thriller.   The fast momentum makes for a fun ride.

Tips for parents: 
  • Bloody violence
  • Dead bodies
  • A man gets hit and killed by a bus (part of that scene is shown in the trailer)

Uplifting theme: 
  • There is an interesting moral dilemma that most of us face; what would you do or not do for money…a lot of money?
  •  There IS such a thing as being noble.
  • Sacrifice for others, friendship
Things I liked:
  • Jaume Collet-Serra always does a great job with details.  This is his 4th movie with Liam Neeson.  
  • There’s something about Vera Farmiga that makes it hard to take your eyes off of her.
  • One of the greatest Liam Neeson fight scenes ever. I love the tight quarters and how that ups the drama.  For an aging guy, he can still make an exciting action scene.
  • The book choices several people make provide symbolism.

 Things I didn’t like:
  • A lot of things happen that are ridiculous, so just don’t think too hard about it and you’ll still enjoy the ride.
  • Some of the dialogue is predictable and silly.

Interesting lines:
  • “You want proof you’re a good man?  Look at your family.” – Liam’s best friend
  • “My job is to answer one basic question.” – Joanna
“What’s that?” – Liam
“What kind of person are you?” = Joanna
“Me?  You should probably ask my wife.” - Liam

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