Thankfully, he has a very particular set of skills.
Few actors have the presence of Liam Neeson. It’s been 20 years since his stunning Oscar nominated performance in Schindler’s List, one of cinema’s greatest achievements. However, perhaps because of his critical success, Neeson hasn’t been afraid to embrace a little B-Movie fare as well.
The 61 year old has reinvented himself as something of an action star, with audiences apparently enjoying the spectacle of a late middle aged man punching swarthy foreigners in the face. Repeatedly.
Non-Stop sees Neeson reteaming with his Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra, in a claustrophobic thriller that is part Passenger 57, part Ransom, and the other part Passenger 57 again. It should have been called Taken Off. It looks utterly ridiculous and hugely enjoyable.
The official synopsis reads thus:
During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the airline to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.
Non-Stop is released on 28th February 2014.