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Old 01-04-22, 02:33 PM
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Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson



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In the tense action thriller BLACKLIGHT, LIAM NEESON stars as Travis Block, a freelance government operative living on the fringes and coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers an undercover team thatís targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director (AIDAN QUINN) he once helped protect. But as Block attempts redemption by enlisting a journalist (EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN) to get the truth out, his daughter and granddaughter are threatened ó and a danger that has existed on the margins.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

The poster looks like it could be a Taken 4 poster.

I know Neeson is probably on the tail end of his career doing these mid budget action movies, but I wonder why he was never offered a script to do a gritty R rated one. Instead we have these mostly forgettable straight to video quality PG-13 movies.

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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

It looks good. Like typical Liam Nelson fare. But why is this guyís family always in peril? It seems like thatís the plot to every one of his movies.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

Ugh. Come on, Liam. You're better than this. It's literally the same movie over and over now.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

I love all these action movies he does! I like his other stuff too.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

I saw the trailer for this before The 355. Basically it looks like you could retitle it Taken 4. It looks okay I suppose. I haven't really been that excited about his recent output. Honest Thief and The Marksman were okay. The Ice Road was boring.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

This one is opening up this weekend.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

I remember reading a short story eons ago where time technology was under strict control by the government but a couple of academics get a hold of the blueprints and publish them. The twist is that the tech could easily be abused and make everyone's lives a nightmare so making the technology publicly available was in effect opening Pandora's Box. IIRC this was a story from the '40s or '50s so making the rebellious ordinary citizens the bad guys and the government the good guys was something that the audience could accept.

I thought for a couple of seconds that a twist of that sort would give this latest Neeson thriller some originality, but the pendulum probably hasn't swung back to the point where audiences can accept the government doing shady things for legitimately good reasons.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

Reviews starting to come in: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blacklight_2022
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

None of them have been particularly good lately, but I thought this was dreadful.
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

How long before Liam Neeson and Bruce Willis team-up in a DTV film?
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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

I just got back from seeing this. Wow, it's RT score has dropped to 8%

Well, I didn't think it was god awful. But, it's kind of boring and so formulaic and by the numbers with this recent output of near DTV quality movies. And there really isn't much action in it. Just a few shootouts. Neeson really looks old and tired doing these low budget action movies. Aidan Quinn looks fat in this movie. And I'm amazed that someone keeps financing these movies. None of them have made any money. Honest Thief, Marksman and this have all been box office bombs. ice Road went straight to Netflix and that was God awful. I think The Commuter was the last one he did that made money.

I give it maybe a C- and a 5.5 out of 10 because I still like Neeson and he has some charm. There were a few charming moments with the little girl who plays his granddaughter. But, I hated the ending. it was so abrupt.

Funny thing also. This movie takes place in Washington DC, but it's shot on location in Australia. You could tell it isn't DC by some of the architecture and also some cars had the steering wheel on the right side.

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Re: Blacklight (2022, D: Williams) S: Neeson

Didn't he say he was retiring from action films around the time of Taken 3? Obviously he can do what he wants, but maybe he thought he would start getting offers for other things and that didn't materialize.

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