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Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

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Figured I'd post this, it was initially set for a January release but the WB decided to push it to President's Day Weekend, apparently after being satisfied with the early cuts.

Looks like Taken crossed with The Forgotten and a touch of Anything for Her (could just because Diane Kruger is in this as well.)

Dark Castle picture from the director of Orphan (imo, one of their best).
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

It looks highly entertaining! Since it's from the director of ORPHAN, the film is probably gonna have a great twist!

Anyone else notice that Liam Neeson has taken over for the roles that would have traditionally gone to Harrison Ford if Harrison Ford wasn't such a shmuck with his recent movie choices?

And i'm assuming that January Jones is the femme fatale in the movie. Since she is known as the bitch in Mad Men, maybe the director wanted to channel that. Or maybe the director wants us to believe January Jones is the untrustworthy bitch, femme fatale but actually she is the victim or she's the good girl here? hmmm...
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Watched the trailer early today. I can't wait!
Old 10-23-10, 06:12 PM
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

More of Liam Neeson kicking ass? I'm there!
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
More of Liam Neeson kicking ass? I'm there!
Exactly. Saw the trailer last night before Hereafter. Neeson saying "I didn't forget everything" as he smashes the guy, got a bunch of cheers.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Oh man....we really need more of Neeson kicking ass. That could be it's own genre.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Looks a lot like Frantic and it even seems to have the same attic loft. Looks fairly good

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So it looks like the wife and the fake Harris are international terrorists and that Neeson was infiltrating them but they got to him first? Either that or it's "all in his head."
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Saw this at midnight. I personally really enjoyed it. Much more plot then action, so if your looking for say Taken 2, or a non stop Liam Neeson kicking ass movie, you'd prob be disapointed
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
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So it looks like the wife and the fake Harris are international terrorists and that Neeson was infiltrating them but they got to him first? Either that or it's "all in his head."
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If this movie is all in his head, I don't really want to see it. Enough already with that "twist".
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
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If this movie is all in his head, I don't really want to see it. Enough already with that "twist".
Spoiler:
That's not the twist.
Old 02-18-11, 02:58 PM
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Woof.

Orndorf (**): http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/48109/unknown-2011/
Me: (*): http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/48134/unknown-2011/
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Ouch. I'll still catch a matinee of this but those reviews are painful.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Thanks for the reviews. I was kinda looking forward to wasting some time this weekend checking this out but I think i'll pass now.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

I thought it was OK - the third act almost derails it, but I think any 'wrap up' to the great set up would feel like a let down. Neeson was sort of on autopilot but I had fun with it. I think Collet-Serra is great at taking alright premises and making stylish entertainment out of them and this was no different.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)



I really enjoyed it. I'd actually have almost no qualms with it, if the previews hadn't gone the underhanded route of making it look like Taken. It's nowhere near as action packed as that movie, and it most definitely isn't 2 hours of Liam Neeson kicking ass.

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It didn't make complete sense; if they were suck trained pros, why the hell would they need an entire forged book to remember two simple passwords? Or how would Liam's character possibly forget a briefcase containing all his money and passports?
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Also:
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Neeson has an understudy, but Jones doesn't?
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Also:
Spoiler:
Neeson has an understudy, but Jones doesn't?

I would have wanted
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Christina Hendricks if they were going with another Mad Men star


Saw it yesterday. Not as atrocious as the DVDtalk reviewers would make you think, but not great by any means. If it weren't for the fact that I had a movie gift card with some admission $$ to spend, I would have most likely skipped it. I mostly agree with Orndorf, do a rental. Neeson delivers as always, but this one didn't have a script/story by Luc Besson or the direction of a Besson collaborator, and it showed big time.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Saw this today, I would give it a C. January Jones is not a good actress.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Originally Posted by mh4268 View Post
Saw this today, I would give it a C. January Jones is not a good actress.
..you should watch Mad Men in that case. She's not bad in that at all. She among the rest of the cast as well are a damn fine bunch.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

January's still not that good on Mad Men.

The daughter is a better actress than her
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Yeah, January is only good in Mad Men because her character allows her to stay with in a strict acting confine. She's either crying or she's in ice-queen mode.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

which makes her the perfect Emma Frost.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

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which makes her the perfect Emma Frost.
I see what you did there
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Liam Neeson stars in "Unknown", playing a man who suffers partial amnesia after an taxi cab accident in Germany, and finds that his identity has been stolen from him, along with his wife, who doesn't acknowledge him when he confronts her, and another man has taken his place and identity at a biotech summit.

As a loss-of-memory, identity theft, thriller, the film simmers along for 2 solid acts, though the final act relies a few head-scratching plot turns where the characters suddenly behave illogically.

I give it 2.5 stars, or a grade of C+.
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Re: Unknown (2011, d: Collet-Serra, s: Liam Neeson, January Jones)

Yeah this was just ok... Wish I would have waited for video or HBO, but wasnt horrible.

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