Liam Neeson Will Save Us All In ‘Non-Stop’ [VIDEO]
October 17, 2013 Leave a comment
One of my all-time favorite actors, Liam Neeson, will return to the silver screen this coming February in a film that I can’t wait to see!
No, it’s not Taken 3, although I loved his turns as the retired assassin Bryan Mills who saved his daughter in Taken (2008) and his ex-wife in Taken 2 (2012). Liam is, however, slated to reprise the role again in Taken 3, which was recently announced.
Rather, it is the upcoming thriller Non-Stop, in which he plays Bill Marks, an air marshal who must rescue passengers from being murdered one by one on an international flight between New York and London. From the preview above, the movie looks like it moves at breakneck speed. I can already feel my hands white knuckle the arm rests at the movie theater!
I have to admit though, ever since I first saw Liam in Darkman (1990) where he played an anti-hero that I couldn’t help but cheer for, I have been a huge fan of his work. I remember watching that film for the first time and thinking that I was watching the beginnings of a brilliant career. He deftly switched from the brilliant scientist Peyton Westlake to the vengeful, disfigured Darkman who wanted revenge. It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance that left me wanting more.
So it came as no surprise when I saw the gentle giant (he’s 6’4″) show up again in films like the World War II spy thriller Shining Through (1992), Stephen Spielberg’s Academy Award -winning holocaust biopic Schindler’s List (1993), and Nell (1994).
Outside of his performance as Oskar Schindler, I loved his performance in the memorable period piece, Rob Roy (1995) about the Scottish Highlander who sought justice after his wife’s rape and helped the people in his small town build a better future for themselves in the midst of the 1700s. I’ve always thought that Liam deserved an award for this film, but it didn’t happen. In fact, to date, he has yet to score an Oscar or a Golden Globe for any of his movies, although he did get nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Schindler’s List.
Still, Liam doesn’t seem too affected by the Academy’s negligence. Instead, it is obvious that he’s had a good time over the course of his career, even when he’s tackled the recurring role of Zeus in Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans (2012) and then when he reimagined the role of Hannibal in the big-budget movie version of the hit television show, The A-Team (2010).
Whether he ever brings home an award or not, however, I’ll always be a die-hard fan of his, and wait with bated breath for Non-Stop’s arrival in theatres early next year.