. . . whoa
Okay. So here’s the skinny. Liam Neeson’s getting older, but he still kicks butt like an *insert title identifying exemplary performance here*. This movie is awesome. Non-stop is a thriller/mystery, which is already right up my movie-consuming alley, but that doesn’t mean it gets an automatic A +. In fact, while it did a lot right, the film also had a minor issue that brought this top-notch film just a bit down in my opinion. Luckily, though, the issue didn’t make it crash. Get it? Crash. That’s a distasteful plane pun, people. Be glad I don’t have more of them.
First, the positives. The action is just right; it was intense, but it didn’t overdo itself or overstay its welcome. This wasn’t The Expendables, and luckily it didn’t try to be. Second, the acting is believable; even the lesser-known actors did really well with their share of screen time. Third, the presentation. This movie has a lot to do with texting (that’s how the killer communicates to the protagonist throughout the film); texts are visually represented on screen, and their presentation was impressive. If you’ve see Sherlock, you know what I mean.
Now for the one negative. The twist. Let me clarify, it’s a good twist. I didn’t guess it. But to be honest, it is a bit of a let down. Throughout the movie, the killer sets himself/herself up as a dark, dastardly, heartless evil-doer. You picture the creepiest of creepy individuals. So, when you find out who it is, you definitely say “I didn’t see that coming!” but then you look at the culprit and you’re thinking, “so it was just you?” Like I said, small letdown. But a letdown, nonetheless.
The verdict: 9/10
It’s good. I’m gonna cash in on a cliche and say that it will have you at the edge of your seat. But seriously, it’s great, and my little problem with it isn’t enough to keep it from standing as a great thriller.
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