Non Stop, the newest Liam Neeson action flick! Non Stop follows Neeson’s Bill Marks, a Federal Air Marshall on a routine flight that ends up not being so routine. Neeson teams with his Unknown director Jaume Collet-Sera, you remember, he brought us that awesome movie House of Wax? Yeah, so, Non Stop also stars Julianna Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, and a small appearance by Lupita Nyoug’o.
I know it dounds like I disliked the movie thus far, but I actually didn’t. It is actually a pretty decent film. We start off with a very quick look at Agent Marks’ lifestyle, as a stressed alcoholic that doesn’t seem to really like his job. Then after a quick walk through the airport where we see all of our potential antagonist, seriously you little look at these people and go “Oh its him, no him, no its def him, no him…..” and so on; we finally take off and the who done it begins. Marks begin receiving texts on his secured network and people start dying. Eventually 2 and 2 are put together and we learn who our terrorist is, and it was fun to watch, until the motive. Everyone has a motive, and this is about as far-fetched and off the wall as you can get. You are immediately taken out of the movie, but then action happens and its kind of cool.
The motive isn’t the only weakness in the film. The type cast characters seem to take you out of the film at times, including the knock off John McClain. As well Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery’s characters are slight inner changeable and pointless at times. As well the action events that happen are pretty unrealistic. It is kind of like a Saw trap in that it all depends on certain luck to move the plot points that happen rather coincidental!
The action is fun when you over look the unrealistic tone and allow yourself to have fun. As well the film will have you on the edge of your seat wondering who is behind the shenanigans, and in what room with candlestick. I scored the film a Jeebus of 3.1, Check out that Matinee!