Liam Neeson tears through Paris on the tail of sex traffickers who kidnapped his daughter. And that’s it. Melodrama of the highest order, but oddly enjoyable and compelling, considering its bare-bones plot. I guess I was in the mood to see a one man army beating people up. I watched it while doing the dishes. (That’s my new term, by the way, I don’t call time killing movies pot-boilers, I call them DISH MATES).
I will say watching Liam Neeson playing a normal regular Joe family man was sort of funny. Almost like watching him scream, “I want a PINK ELEPHANT for my girlfriend!” in Darkman. To me, he doesn’t seem right as a Regular Joe. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a terrific actor and an action dynamo, but any scene where he was just smiley and supportive came across as…a little strange or slightly off.
So that’s it. The action was fine. And at the very least, I could tell what was happening. Which these days, is a plus.