Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Movie Review: Non-Stop

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release Date: February 28, 2014
Summary: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Review: Wow, guys. Justwow. I was so lucky to be able to see an early screening of this movie at a theater just off campus. A friend from one of my classes is in charge of the early screenings and got me a couple of tickets. When I heard they were showing Non-Stop, to say I was excited is a huge understatement. Kick-butt action movies are my favorite, and I knew that Liam Neeson was going to kick some serious butt in his newest movie. 

During a flight to London, air marshal Bill Marks receives a text message on the secure air marshal line. The mystery texter is demanding $150 million to be wired to an off-shore account. Oh, and while Bill figures out how to transfer the money, a passenger will be killed off every 20 minutes. Little does he know, the off-shore account is under Bill's name. Now, no one knows who to trust and Bill has to figure out who's behind the threats before everyone on the plane is dead. 

I knew this was going to be good. But, seriously? It was AMAZING. For the full 106 minutes, I was on the edge of my seat, jumping at every little sound on screen. The mystery and suspense behind the texter draws the audience into the plane right along with Liam Neeson. His character is so complex, that you literally don't know if you can trust him, let alone anyone else on the plane. In that situation, Liam Neeson's character is so paranoid that the bad guy could literally be anyone. I did not predict a single thing that happened in this movie, which made it that much more exciting. 

As an avid Downton Abbey fan, I was most looking forward to Michelle Dockery's performance as an air flight attendant on Liam Neeson's plane. Since they were heading to London, she still had her English accent (yay!), and she did such a good job playing her role. Being on a plane where people are slowly being killed of would be absolutely terrifying, and I think the actors were able to capture those emotions perfectly. I had no idea Julianne Moore was in this movie too, but I loved her character as well. Having to spend an entire flight to London stuck next to the paranoid Liam Neeson? Now that'd be a flight I'd never forget!

Overall, this movie was full of action, suspense, and a whole lot of mystery. You never know who to trust and Liam Neeson pulls no stops when it comes to taking down the bad guys. Any fan of action movies has to see this one. There wasn't a dull moment and nothing was completely revealed until the very end, which made the movie so much more engaging and thrilling. Seeing this movie made me face the simple truth: You just don't mess with Liam Neeson. 


  1. I love Liam Neeson and can't wait to go see this one. I am so focused on Liam I didn't even notice there was a Downton Abbey lady on the plane..have to pay more attention during trailer next time..LOL.


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