Friday, February 25, 2011


I must preface this review with the fact that I was housebound for almost a week due to snow and ice, and therefore, my cabin fever may influence just how I saw this movie. I really liked it. It stars Liam Neeson- who uses the same gruff mannerisms and voice as he did in Taken (he likes one word movies). He is big and tough and confused. Neeson also seems to like movies with guns, beatings, car chases and eastern bloc baddies and hotties in them. He's a guy who, after a head injury, has to find out just wth is going on when he seems to be unknown to his own wife.   It moves right along- always a plus in the flickerchick's grade book.  But, the only flaw is January Jones. She makes Gwyneth Paltrow look like Meryl Streep. Jones doesn't even PRETEND to stop acting like she's been cast in "Betty Draper Goes to Berlin". The fact that she is .......(plot spoiler- can't reveal it)...makes it all the more ludicrous. She exudes no intelligence, sexuality or charm. Just like Betty Draper. Such a pretty woman to be sooooo boring. Anyhoo, she isn't on the screen all that much. The rest of the cast is walking through their usual roles in this type of movie- but at least they seem to be acting. I enjoyed it anyway.