Release Date: February 28, 2014
Who was in that one again? Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery
I can't remember the plot. A US Air Marshal (Neeson) goes on a trans-Atlantic flight to London and someone texts him, saying he'll kill one person every 20 minutes if 150 million dollars isn't put into an account. Unfortunately for the Marshal, all signs point to him being responsible for these problems.
The review: It takes a lot for me to watch a movie at home, start to finish, without picking up my tablet or computer and browsing. I don't lose any plot points because I kind of already know what's going on.
Not in this movie. I stayed focused on it from start to finish, and I still was second-guessing who the hijacker was. Was it Neeson's character? The stewardess? The other Marshal? The cop? The redhead? This is definitely not a predictable movie. Great action, not too much gore, and very much a thrill. I love thrillers.
MVP: I'll give it to the screenwriter, who makes the audience change their minds over and over again about the responsible party.
Blurb Musing Rating (out of five): Four and-a-half transatlantic flights. If you haven't seen it, you should! (Unless you don't like flying in the first place.)