Monday, March 03, 2014
Liam Neeson's "Non-Stop" might as well be called "Political Correctness on a Plane"
Has anybody seen Liam Neeson's latest movie "Non-Stop"? If you haven't but you plan to at some point and you don't want me to spoil the movie for you, then stop reading now.
Otherwise, get a load of this. I just read a synopsis of this movie by somebody who saw it. Anyway, Liam Neeson is a washed up air marshal on whose plane a killer is operating. And it has all the elements we expect in a Liam Neeson action thriller.....brooding angst and Neeson kicking ass. But there's more.
Turns out, the killer is a 9/11 family member who's disgruntled because the US hasn't done enough in his estimation to stop the next 9/11 and he wants to make a point by framing an air marshal for murders in the sky. Worse still, his fellow high-jacker is a member of the US military who is happy to murder innocent civilians for money. Worse still, the only peaceful, reasonable, beyond suspicious, guileless person on the flight is a Muslim in full garb and beard.
If this is true, then I'm terribly disappointed because I usually like Liam Neeson roles. But then when I saw Julianne Moore was in it, I suspected something was up. It seems that if a movie denigrates Americans and canonizes our enemies, she's usually in it.