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'Non-Stop' review: Liam Neeson thriller hits new left-wing low

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 4:03 AM
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**SPOILER ALERT** Most of the suspense and therefore enjoyment of Liam Neeson's new action thriller "Non Stop" comes from trying to figure out who the villain is and why this person is doing what he or she is doing. If you read the rest of this article, it will spoil the entire movie for you. Period. You have been warned.

There is no question that "Non-Stop" is a well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thriller that delivers plenty of suspense and endears Liam Neeson further into the heart of those of us who love well-made, involving, not-terribly-dumb action-thrillers. "Non-Stop" is a good movie. Heck, it is darn near very good. But the left-wing sucker punch at the end is a new low, even for Hollywood.

Here come the spoilers. You have been warned.  

On an international flight over the Atlantic, burnt-out alcoholic flight marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) is hoping for a nice easy flight in first class where after sneaking a smoke and drink he might even be able to catch a little shut-eye. A text message informing him that one person on the flight will die every twenty-minutes unless $150 million is wired to an account, ruins that plan.

Counting pilots and crew, there are around 150 souls on board. Marks has 20 minutes to figure out which one is the bad guy. Red herrings abound. Is it one of the many actors whose faces we recognize but names we can't remember? People start to die. Marks is fingered as the hijackert. Who's doing this? Why are they doing this? What is their motive?

Here's the answer:

It turns out that the villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist -- someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal.

You ready…?

The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center on that terrible September morning.

It gets worse…

After 9/11,  this 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist then joined the military but found himself disillusioned by the pointless wars.

And now…

The 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist is upset because America hasn’t done enough to ensure there will never be another 9/11. And so he figures that if he can get an air marshal blamed for a terrorist attack, America will wake up and anally probe us before we're allowed on a plane, or something.

It gets worse…

The villain's sidekick is a member of the American military willing to murder 150 innocent people for a payday.

It gets worse…

The one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.

Screw you, Hollywood.

by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 4:03 AM
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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Sounds more realistic than son of God or noah.........

We have plans to go see this...
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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The answer is:

World Trade Center 1993. World Trade Center 2001. Fort Hood. Boston Marathon. Navy Yard in DC. Time Square Bomber.  Shoe Bomber.

What is the question?


mikiemom
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

This actually sounds very realistic. I think it highlights the violent tendencies that the right wing currently expresses.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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Quoting -Celestial-: Sounds more realistic than son of God or noah......... We have plans to go see this...

I'm sure..it IS basically an anti American film.

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

mikiemom
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM

 I base this on what people like yourself write on open web forums.

denise3680
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM

It is a thriller and I love Liam Neeson:/  I will see this picture because he is in it:/  really Anti-American-some people really need a hobby:/

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 2:28 PM

You mean families of 9/11 victims.

Many of which likely were liberals.

Quoting mikiemom:

This actually sounds very realistic. I think it highlights the violent tendencies that the right wing currently expresses.


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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Right. Because belief in the Constitution and American exceptionalism is similar to ballroom dancing and water sports.

But I do love Liam Neeson. The sexiest 60-ish actor ever. Who unfortunately is in a well made movie unfortunately based on deplorable liberal premises.

Quoting denise3680:

It is a thriller and I love Liam Neeson:/  I will see this picture because he is in it:/  really Anti-American-some people really need a hobby:/


denise3680
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 2:42 PM

 I watch movies I think will be enjoyable and thrilling, not because I want to read to much into it:/  What is the fun in watching something if you have to think to much especially a thriller action move?  Try and watch it enjoy that sexy man and have a good time:)

Quoting SallyMJ:

Right. Because belief in the Constitution and American exceptionalism is similar to ballroom dancing and water sports.

But I do love Liam Neeson. The sexiest 60-ish actor ever. Who unfortunately is in a well made movie unfortunately based on deplorable liberal premises.

Quoting denise3680:

It is a thriller and I love Liam Neeson:/  I will see this picture because he is in it:/  really Anti-American-some people really need a hobby:/

 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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That is a reasonable reason to watch movies.

And other people look for underlying messages and factual bases. That is also reasonable.

Just as when liberals decide not to go to movies with religious or politically conservative themes.

Ben Affleck says he cannot watch actors in films who are politically conservative. As many people cannot watch actors in films who are politically liberal.

All these motivations are equally fair.

Everyone has freedom of thought and the right of free will to make legal choices, correct? Even those with whom you disagree?

Quoting denise3680:

 I watch movies I think will be enjoyable and thrilling, not because I want to read to much into it:/  What is the fun in watching something if you have to think to much especially a thriller action move?  Try and watch it enjoy that sexy man and have a good time:)

Quoting SallyMJ:

Right. Because belief in the Constitution and American exceptionalism is similar to ballroom dancing and water sports.

But I do love Liam Neeson. The sexiest 60-ish actor ever. Who unfortunately is in a well made movie unfortunately based on deplorable liberal premises.

Quoting denise3680:

It is a thriller and I love Liam Neeson:/  I will see this picture because he is in it:/  really Anti-American-some people really need a hobby:/



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