There might not yet be a vaccine for the pandemic, but there’s a vaccine for Liam Neeson starring in more action roles, despite his desire to leave them due to his age. And it’s coming in a week — hopefully, maybe.
IN SEPTEMBER 2017, Liam Neeson announced he was retiring his “special set of skills” as an action movie star due to his advancing years and desire to take on more dramatic roles. Speaking at that year’s Toronto International Film Festival, he insisted his recent foray into action thrillers was “all a pure accident”. “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff,” he said. “I’m like: ‘Guy’s I’m sixty-f******-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.'”Liam Neeson’s new action thriller looks awfully familiar | The Irish Post
Yes, unless it pulls a course change like Bill & Ted Face The Music, Greenland and others, we’ll get to see a 65-year old Neeson take down some corrupt cops. We need some of that on the big screen. Heck, I’ll take a 75-year old Neeson on the big screen taking down bad guys. Now, 85 might be pushing it, but these are lean times for the big screen.
Are you looking for some more Taken-esq Neeson? There’s something calming about the way Neeson dispatches those who have crossed him.
Honest Thief opens wide in theaters on October 16, 2020.