Saturday, February 26, 2011


Saw the new Liam Neeson thriller Unknown.  As some of the reviews have already noted, it seems to be a combination of Neeson's 2009 movie Taken and the Bourne films (though it is better than Taken and not as good as the Bourne films).  It's fun as long as you don't take it too seriously.

In terms of history, it is yet another one of the many post 9/11 films that plays on themes from 1970s conspiracy films.  We again see elaborate conspiracies from a bizarre network of villians who have tremendous abilities to manufacture identities.  It seems that some combination of intelligence agencies and multinational corporations are in some kind of alliance to stop some kind of progressive outcome.  Aside from Liam Neeson's amnesia, the plot could have easily have come from a season of "24"

Will be posting during the Oscars

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