Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Review : Non Stop
Non Stop : An action thriller, adventure which sees Liam Neeson play an air marshal, trying to track down a mysterious villain planning to kill someone on a plane every twenty minutes unless one hundred thousand dollars is transferred to a anonymous account number.
Welcome to another Dr Film review. I went away for a bit of a break after the reviews I've been doing in the past two months. But now I'm back, and I am raring to get back into reviewing films again. So Non Stop. Is the last film I went to go an see at the cinema. I saw this on the night it came out. 28th of February, eager to know what this had to offer.
Because this film falls into three different genre's. It's your stereotypical action thriller, with a lot of black humor and dark mystery. There is a slight edge to it which in comparison to previous films highlights how different it actually is.
I love this film, on the reason that it doesn't try to be anything other than an action thriller. I mean there is some relation to 'Murder on the Orient Express' where everyone is a suspect, anyone could of done the murder. It's good how its works through that Liam Neeson's character is interpreted to be the bad guy, when its so clear he's not. The negativity of his characters past and his dark side come out and are in effect used against him.
The film reminded me a bit of 'Snakes on a Plane'. That tense feel you got when the people on the plane where trying to avoid the snakes, The tensity in the film is very real, from the moment the action starts, it flows and go with the flow and you find out with the characters who did it.
Liam Neeson himself, is doing the samey Taken stuff, which we are all familiar with, and grown accustomed to. What's so good about his performance is, we don't associate this film or the character Neeson is playing with Taken. It's just there, as something at the back of our minds to relate to. Not once do you get the feeling 'oh I wish I was watching Taken'.
There's lots of interesting back drop and story to this film, its never boars which could happen in a film such as this. But it doesn't. magnificently. It's very carefully directed, very tense and I absolutely loved it.
It's Taken meets Murder on the Orient Express, meets Snakes on a Plane.