Film review – Non-Stop

I had the pleasure of going to Liam Neeson’s new blockbuster ‘Non-stop’ a few weekends ago and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, it’s one of those Liam Neeson action movies and it probably was quite similar to Taken and its sequels but for me it was quite a different experience. I don’t usually see these high action movies but after seeing this one I will. I’d personally give this film 3/5 stars. (Spoiler Alert!)

‘Non-stop’ is the story of federal air marshal Bill Marks. After suffering a traumatic event he turns to alcohol and you guessed it – he goes back to work. He boards a flight from New York to London (hoping for a quiet day, I presume) but there is soon disruption as Julianne Moore’s character Jen Summers is desperately looking for a window seat, so Bill is now stuck with her. Halfway through the flight Marks starts getting messages on his phone which is on a ‘secure network’ saying that they want $150 million or someone dies every 20 minutes. Of course, a few people die (including his fellow air marshal) and Marks starts to look like the hijacker. The audience are supposed to side with Marks but it is pretty difficult because he is under the influence and is unsure himself what actually happened.

Despite my brief and very lazy synopsis I actually quite enjoyed the film it was fast paced, funny and had quite good camera work. It also had a number of familiar faces we might know such as newly acclaimed Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. If you’re into fast-paced action movies then I highly recommend this one. The whole concept was good and the addition of the messages coming up on screen for the audience to view was a good effect too. If I were to give an award…

…Funniest character would go to: Julianne Moore as Jen Summers – Some of her one liners were hilarious!

Jaume Collet-Serra also did a good job at directing as it was his 5th film as a director. Overall a very good film, very enjoyable and there’s something in there for both the males and females.


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