Liam Neeson as an action hero is one of the 10 best things to emerge in movies in the last 6 years. In an era where the mainstays of Bruce Willis and Arnie have taken a backseat the emergence of the grizzled Irish veteran star as force of violence and raw energy is a revelation. Good thing there’s even more Neeson beatdowns coming our way in the guise of Unknown.
The movie sees Neeson wake after a car accident to find that somebody has stolen his identity. With guys out to kill him and with no-one he can trust he sets out on a mission to get back to himself. That’s just about enough premise to hang the action on.
A fabulous cast aids this movies credibility with January Jones, Diane Kruger, Frank Langella and Aidan Quinn all taking roles. Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra is on hand to make sure that a coherent movie is forged out of the chaos .
Unknown is out in the States February 18th. No Irish release date confirmed yet. I’m loving this poster by the way.
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth.?