After the giddy excitement of Taken in which Liam Neeson walked everywhere and killed everyone in pursuit of his kidnapped daughter, I was excited to see his latest outing as an action hero in Unknown. Sadly it was about as disappointing as Neeson’s brief appearance in The Next Three Days. The entire film can be summed up by the tweet below:
10 films out today, some of them will be your new favourite film, some are mediocre and two involve confusing conspiracies.
The Adjustment Bureau
This all looks a bit silly to me. Two people in love are forced apart by agents of Fate. The cast makes it an appealing event if the synopsis is crazy. Matt Damon will run around a lot to find his love and escape men in suits.
“Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.” British family drama with great reviews.
A film shot in Wales about the Knights Templar and starring Paul Giamatti. Eh?
With Pixar heading back down the Cars route this is easily the best animated film 2011 will see. Johnny Depp plays the titular chameleon who has a western adventure. It looks amazing!
Liam Neeson wakes up from an accident to find his wife doesn’t recognise him and another man is claiming to be him. Uh oh! Expect a formulaic thriller with a neat twist at the end. I wonder if The Adjustment Bureau did it.
Babies (limited release)
A documentary following four babies from across the world for a year. Warning: May contain scenes of extreme babies.
Client 9 (limited release)
Anyone who watches far too much of The Daily Show will already be familiar with New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who was forced to resign after being caught as a client of a very pricey escort service. Not sure just who this documentary will appeal to in the UK.
The Insatiable Moon (limited release)
An indie romantic drama from New Zealand about a man who claims to be the son of God and falls in love with a woman longing to be pregnant. Crikey.
Patagonia (limited release)
A Welsh couple go with their nephew to the Welsh colony in Patagonia to get away from their fertility troubles. The nephew falls in love and the whole flipping thing is in either Welsh or Spanish. On the plus side you get Matthew Rhys, on the downside you get Duffy.
The Tempest (limited release)
A mixed reception for the latest bit of Shakespeare on film. It certainly seems to have taken a while to get here and there’s been plenty of chatter along it’s way to the cinema. All I care about is that it co-stars Felicity Jones, because she’s lovely.