Liam Neeson's "Unknown" Takes Over the Box Office
Liam Neeson's latest blockbuster hit takes you on a daring journey with twists and turns around every corner. The film, "Unknown" is set in Berlin and tells the story of a man named Dr. Martin Harris—played by Neeson—who is in an accident that lands him in a four day coma. Upon waking, he discovers his identity has been stolen, and he must convince people that he is really himself and not an imposter.
If this film were to be categorized, it would be among the likes of movies such as "The Bourne Identity." Adapted from a French novel, the film was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed the 2005 thriller, "House Of Wax". With an opening weekend gross of over twenty-one million, "Unknown" took the top spot with audiences. Filmed on location in Germany, the surroundings made for a realistic set to this cinematic masterpiece.
"Unknown" succeeds greatly in both writing and directing. The actors do an incredibly in-depth job of creating raw characters. Alongside Neeson co-stars Diane Kruger, who plays a woman—whom by chance—becomes entangled within Dr. Harris's crumbling world.
There are many psychological aspects to film, but enough physical action in a car chase and a big fight to keep the audience enthralled. However, there is a twinge of mind-boggling clues and innuendos that cause the audience to stay tuned.
The film is composed of action, drama, thrills, chills and a very slight hint of comedy making the it appropriate for moviegoers everywhere. "Unknown" stimulates your brain to enter a realm of possibilities within a world that one man is told does not exist.
Watching the film, one may begin to wonder if this is at all related to Neeson's previous action based drama, "Taken", which scored high in the box office during it's run. Although they share characteristics and the same male lead, this movie takes you in a different direction.
As Neeson's character says in the movie, "Going insane is like a war between being told who you are and knowing who you are." "Unknown" is an action thriller not to miss!