June 16, 2012

GMC Day 16: Unknown (2011)

Liam Neeson, January Jones

Everyone talked about how amazing Liam Neeson and the movie Taken was. They also talked about how disappointing Unknown was in comparison. But did I listen? No. Should I have? Yes. It seems "they" know what they are talking about.

So I rented Unknown. And the movie started so strong! I thought, 'they' must be wrong! This movie has me totally hooked! It's exciting, it's mysterious, I have no idea where this is going!

...and then I hit the second half of the movie. I found out where it was going and it wasn't good. I didn't know whether to laugh at it's ridiculousness or cry for the writers who thought the ending was appropriate. I'm sure it's difficult to write a whole script, but come on, it's only a 90 minute movie! 

Final word: This movie would have been better suited to just stop 45 minutes in and let our imaginations fill in the rest.

The Great Movie Challenge - read it from the beginning here.

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