So let’s start this post out with a little shout out to my dad. He reads my blog all the time. My dad and I have the same taste in movies for the most part. I love going to the movies with him when I’m in Arizona. For those of you fans around the world who don’t know, I am a student at BYU in Utah so I don’t see my family all that often. Whenever I talk to my dad on the phone we talk about my blog. Let’s just say he is my biggest supporter and also one of my biggest critics.
Last phone conversation with my dad
Justin-“So you still read my blog dad?”
Dad-“I love reading your blog, but son you need to give more reasoning and analysis of what you thought about the movie. Some of your reviews are a little weak. But my advice should be a compliment because this means that I want to read more in each of your posts.”
So, I actually get his point. Here I am, 194 words into this post and I still have not said anything about the movie Unknown. But I feel like that’s ok because I feel like I am one of the most entertaining people on this earth and so you should enjoy every word that I type. I am not a professional movie critic by any means. I am a professional entertainer. Ok, so I’m not a professional entertainer either, but I’m funny and I see movies so I like to write about them. There are a bazillion (wow, Word didn’t even say I needed to spell check this word. Bazillion is a word???) other movie critic sites, so if you feel that I didn’t give enough information about the movie please check out other sites too. I give you permission.
But I think I will try to be a little bit better in giving my opinion about the movie instead of saying, “yeah, it was dumb. Bye.”
So let’s talk about Unknown now.
If you want to enjoy this movie, do not go in with Taken expectations at all. This movie is nothing like Taken and if you think it will be like Taken, you will hate this movie. Well, at least that was the case for me.
The previews show that this movie is about a man, played by Liam Neeson, who is unrecognized by everyone after a car accident in a taxi. What made the previews so intriguing was that even his own wife did not recognize him. The premise sounded promising enough to me.
Too bad it was LAME.
So after the car accident in the taxi, we watch Liam Neeson and the taxi driver, played by Diane Kruger, trying to figure out the mystery behind his identity loss. Diane Kruger is the lady from National Treasure, in case you didn’t know.
So yeah, they go around and around trying to solve the big mystery. They solve the mystery at the end and it is just plain silly. It was such a weak ending and pretty much had me, movie crazy Justin, regretting spending the money on such a lamesauce movie.
Alright, but you don’t have to take my word for it.
I have talked to many people who have liked it.
A lot of people have put on my Facebook page that they enjoyed it so maybe it just wasn’t for me.
You can always check out rottentomatoes.com to get a more general consensus on films. I give every movie a chance regardless of what it says on rottentomatoes.
But in my opinion, I’d just wait for the dollar theaters on this one. Or Redbox. Or when you find it at a garage sale later in your life.
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