AFTER FOUR days from a car accident, Martin Harris wakes up on a coma and learns that someone has stolen his identity and not even his wife identifies him and that someone is trying to kill him. He solves the puzzle with the help of a young female driver, an inspector and a long-time friend but finds out it is never a puzzle to begin with.
With this mystery thriller, Liam Neeson once again pulls off his worried but stern face like that of his Taken (2008), you just know that things are getting serious. But instead of him chasing someone he is the one being chased down.
Although this is a thriller and this is Liam Neeson, you don’t get much bare bone until the climax. What can you expect from a biochemist being hunted, throwing some chemicals? It is surprising, however, that when he punches it comes out naturally.
Film veterans says this isn’t authentic, and gladly refers several films. I talked to my cousins and he said they are similar films made earlier. Despite this disappointment, the film earned high enough to make a second movie. Although, a sequel isn’t necessary since at the end it gives you this happily-ever-after feeling.
Our country doesn’t make action films anymore, which I really find as absurd since actions gave the peak in our film industry, decades ago. And so I am betting for Hollywood films, I am now looking forward to other Liam Neeson’s film as long as it is not the covetous character he plays like in the Chloe (2009), it was really weird to see him getting an oral sex. Just weird.
For that, I invite you to watch Grey (2012) next year. I’m sure Liam Neeson is going for a worth-while thriller.
A well-written, well-shot film, “Unknown” will be one of the films worth in your DVD rack. As I finish the film, I rejoiced, “At last, something that entertains.”