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(Huffington Post)   With Taken 2, Liam Neeson has officially become the second coming of Nicolas Cage   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 135
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2012-10-01 09:03:07 AM  
My hair is a wolf?

cf.badassdigest.com
 
2012-10-01 09:19:56 AM  
except Liam Neeson may kill your entire family.
 
2012-10-01 09:21:37 AM  
I don't think Liam has enough years left to create a filmography that sucks as much as Cage's.
 
2012-10-01 09:23:09 AM  
Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.
 
2012-10-01 09:38:49 AM  
With Taken 2, Liam Neeson has officially become the second coming of Nicolas Cage

Whatever. Good on you.
 
2012-10-01 10:09:20 AM  
Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.
 
2012-10-01 10:13:50 AM  

palladiate: it was Con Air


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What about that luscious mullet?
 
2012-10-01 10:15:58 AM  

Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?


That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:17:43 AM  

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


You forgot Michael Collins. And he was in a very small, very good film a couple years ago about the lingering effects of the north.
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I highly recommend it
 
2012-10-01 10:18:36 AM  
Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.
 
2012-10-01 10:19:34 AM  

palladiate: Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?

That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.


That's not a mullet. His hair is long all over.
 
2012-10-01 10:23:20 AM  

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.
 
2012-10-01 10:24:36 AM  

Crewmannumber6: I highly recommend it


Plus it's a subject he lived pretty close to for a good part of his life. It shows.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:30 AM  

palladiate: Crewmannumber6: I highly recommend it

Plus it's a subject he lived pretty close to for a good part of his life. It shows.


Pretty much. And not a single asploshun in the whole movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:44 AM  

palladiate: Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman


Whoa there hard charger, back the fark up...Krull is awesome.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:55 AM  
word biatch Satisfaction like a motherfarker
 
2012-10-01 10:26:03 AM  

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


The Grey was damn good. Unknown was fairly good, too.

The author is either an idiot or a closet Cage fan.
 
2012-10-01 10:27:03 AM  
The article, now in the comments nobody has mentioned Next of Kin? Really cheesy action movie with awesome hillbilly actingness.
 
2012-10-01 10:27:38 AM  

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


I still haven't met anyone IRL who liked it. I didn't like it either and the people I saw it with absolutely hated it. It's advertising really screwed it over because they marketed it as an intense wolf beating time. It really is a niche movie.
 
2012-10-01 10:29:09 AM  

palladiate: Oh this guy has massively selective memory. Cage was a freaking joke before Leaving Las Vegas.

"Nicolas Cage used to be a highly-respected actor who was known for quirky yet brilliant performances in both comedies and dramas from Moonstruck to his Oscar-winning role in Leaving Las Vegas."

He's known for NOT effing up Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona. That's it. He was terrible in every other movie he's been in. And The Rock wasn't the turning point, it was Con Air, which darn near wrecked the careers of John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi.

Plus this:
"Ever since [Taken], ...he's been making almost as many schlocky action films as Cage."

Is he unaware of Liam Neeson's earlier career? Does he just remember Kinsey and Schindler's List?

Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


Also Next of Kin, where he was the redneck brother of Patric Swayze.

The logic behind his choices is pretty simple. He does the studio action flick that pays well, then does the independent passion project where he barely gets paid at all.

Lots of filmmakers do that. Hell, Schindler's List, Neeson's most acclaimed role, was made on a relatively shoestring budget for a studio movie, and it only got greenlit because Spielberg agreed to make Jurassic Park first.

The guy's a good actor, but he's got bills to pay.

Of course, part of his work ethic nowadays may also be because of his wife's death. His work output seems to have gone through the roof ever since that happened. He may just be trying to keep himself busy or distracted or something.
 
2012-10-01 10:30:54 AM  
I always thought he was Willem Dafoe.
 
2012-10-01 10:31:10 AM  

KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.


No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.
 
2012-10-01 10:36:35 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Krull is awesome


So's Excalibur and Darkman, but I don't pretend they're Ethan Frome. Which is still terrible in it's own way I suppose, but it's not movie reviewer bait. I love terrible action movies. Darkman is still one of my favorite movies, and was the best comic book movie- despite there not actually being a comic book- until Spiderman. Which, coincidentally, was also directed by Raimi.

stoli n coke: He may just be trying to keep himself busy or distracted or something.


All truth, but that part is the reason why I'll keep going to see his movies. Her death really did seem to hit him hard.

The other reason is because I owe him my heart after he cleaved off Tim Roth's arm.
 
2012-10-01 10:39:31 AM  
His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.
 
2012-10-01 10:48:26 AM  
james nesbitt is my favorite actor of the last 10 years.
watch the 6 episode bbc show 'jekyll' and become a believer.


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I highly recommend it/i>
 
2012-10-01 10:49:31 AM  
gothamist.com
We substituted a random 2x4 for Nick Cage in any movie he's been in.
Let's see if anyone notices.
 
2012-10-01 10:57:03 AM  

stoli n coke: Of course, part of his work ethic nowadays may also be because of his wife's death. His work output seems to have gone through the roof ever since that happened.


I figured that's what it was. "My wife died in a tragic accident, might as well make some money for me and the kids."
 
2012-10-01 11:03:14 AM  

flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.


Still doesn't excuse this

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2012-10-01 11:03:57 AM  

slayer199: Yeesh, it's a bit premature to call that.

The Grey was really good....but I doubt anyone saw it.


watched it over the weekend, it didn't suck, but it didn't have an ending that american audiences will like. Like No Country for Old Men, the shock at the movie coming to and was audible in the theatre.
 
2012-10-01 11:07:34 AM  

palladiate: Party Boy: What about that luscious mullet?

That, right there, is why mullets went into decline. Even Billy Ray Cyrus cut his off after that movie.


HAHAHAHAH.
 
2012-10-01 11:14:11 AM  

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


So much this.
Plus Monica Bellucci.

Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.

(I mean heck, each sequence is essentially a new level, with colour coded bad guys)
 
2012-10-01 11:15:29 AM  

Mincer: Still doesn't excuse this


That scene especially was highly enjoyable. You suck as a person, and so does the the author of the linked drivel.
 
2012-10-01 11:18:31 AM  
This is the moment Neeson went from being average to being awesome, for me at least.

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I love an actor that isn't "too good" for voice work :)
 
2012-10-01 11:19:33 AM  
Caeldan: So much this.
Plus Monica Bellucci.

Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.

(I mean heck, each sequence is essentially a new level, with colour coded bad guys) 


Strange. Your post looked like this on a skim.
 
2012-10-01 11:19:56 AM  
I was told in the 80's that Valley Girl was a great movie. I didn't want to believe.....
 
2012-10-01 11:20:05 AM  

Mincer: Still doesn't excuse this


I'll totally defend the A-Team movie. Nothing in there was any more ludicrous than the rampages of shooting, grenade blasts, and building demolitions that always, ALWAYS resulted in no serious injuries.

The show was a horrible mess of cliches held together by a cast that had a lot of character. The movie was essentially the same. If you went in expecting fine cinema, and not the A Team, well, I can't help you there.

Caeldan: Though I always considered Shoot Em Up to be the best video game movie that was never a video game.


Precisely. The video game tropes they lampooned were among the best. That and some of the classics, like shooting through neon signs.

The Expendables wanted to be this, but it was stuck 20 years in the past. There has been a lot of change in the genre since then they completely missed. It was like a time capsule that's sort of morbidly fun to rifle through, but nothing you'd particularly want to keep around.
 
2012-10-01 11:21:02 AM  
The man seems to want to just keep working non-stop after his wife's death. Can you blame him for going into overdrive?
Also, he was in farking DARKMAN, there will never be a better move made.

Nicholas Cage has done some alright work, Lord of War for one, but it seems like he has two settings calm and 11

//also not a great movie but he was good in 8mm, fark that film is dark
 
2012-10-01 11:22:04 AM  

palladiate: The show was a horrible mess of cliches held together by a cast that had a lot of character. The movie was essentially the same. If you went in expecting fine cinema, and not the A Team, well, I can't help you there.


That is in fact, a highly entertaining movie and I kind of want a sequel. Rotten Tomatoes can suck it.
 
2012-10-01 11:22:25 AM  

Mincer: flamiard: His wife died in a ski accident a couple years back...

That probably got to him bad and he's keeping himself busy with as much work as he can.

Still doesn't excuse this

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Wait, I thought that scene was from this:
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2012-10-01 11:23:19 AM  
I like to think of it as "Liam Neeson Punches People in the Neck, Pt. 2"
 
2012-10-01 11:26:07 AM  
The whole thing is preposterous of course, but it does seem reasonable that the bad guys that got killed in the first one would have family and associates that would seek revenge. I will probably see it.

/when it comes to a free movie channel.
 
2012-10-01 11:27:47 AM  
fotodork

"james nesbitt is my favorite actor of the last 10 years.
watch the 6 episode bbc show 'jekyll' and become a believer."


Seconded. "Jekyll" is all kinds of awesome. On one hand, I'm disappointed there's only 6 episodes, but on the other hand, I get why they limited it to 6. It stopped while it was still excellent.

That's the thing about the beeb. They usually don't let a show go way past it's prime.
 
2012-10-01 11:28:04 AM  

jaybeezey: watched it over the weekend, it didn't suck, but it didn't have an ending that american audiences will like. Like No Country for Old Men, the shock at the movie coming to and was audible in the theatre.


The ending was consistent with the story and the character...which is why I liked it. If they cheesed out, I would have been pissed.
 
2012-10-01 11:28:39 AM  

palladiate: KaisertheCoyote: The Magnum Opus of terrible but awesome movies is Crank 2.

No, the great magnum opus of all terrible but awesome action movies is Shoot 'Em Up. There is no argument. It's completely terrible and over the top, stuffed with every cliche and action movie trope, on purpose. It's not really parody, but more like an homage, like Spinal Tap. It's the only way to hold that much terrible together and still work.

However Liam Neeson wasn't in Shoot 'Em Up. That would have caused a singularity of terribly awesome that could have consumed the universe of cinema.


Actually right after I made my post I thought about Shoot 'Em Up. Love that movie. I still don't know what it's about though.

Never watching it sober might have something to do with it.
 
2012-10-01 11:30:02 AM  

palladiate: Let's see, terrible action movies- Excalibur, Krull, Delta Force, The Dead Pool, Darkman, THEN... THEN he was Oskar Schindler and Rob Roy McGreggor. Don't act like the man wasn't in terrible but awesome action movies because of Taken. Taken is his magnum opus of terrible but awesome action movies. At heart I imagine the man is still the same forklift operator and truck driver he was half his life. He's just damn happy to be in fun movies and it shows. The fact he's a really fine actor that can play incredible roles is just icing on the cake.


Hey now, don't include Excalibur and The Dead Pool in that list. You also forgot to include his bit part in The Bounty.

They guy is a very good actor, I think TFA needs to cut him a little slack.
 
2012-10-01 11:31:50 AM  

steamingpile: Liam Neeson could make 10 taken films and still have more respect from me as an actor.

Nicolas Cage is a horrendous actor and should never be allowed to act again.


You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


/Lord of War/Matchstick Men are great, if underrated films.
//Yes, yes The sting..yadda yadda yadda...
///Time to kill is a creepy movie.
 
2012-10-01 11:40:47 AM  
Crewmannumber6
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I highly recommend it

You had me at Nesbitt actually. Neeson's a bonus there. Nesbitt would be as big a name here if he didn't have, y'know, an agent that didn't hate him.

Seriously, tho, what was the point of TFA? To complain about how Taken 2 doesn't take the trend of recent movies to obfuscate the fact they're sequels? That just makes me want to see it even more.
 
2012-10-01 11:41:26 AM  
Sorry, missed the bold tag when editing it down to the relevant part.
 
2012-10-01 11:45:07 AM  
Mincer:
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FARK YOU! FARK YOU AND DIE!
The A-Team was fun and I judge people by their love for this movie.
If people can't pull the stick out of their arse long enough to just have fun with it, they didn't like the A-team enough to be there watching.

Also, did Cage:
Become a superhero?
Teach Obi-Wan?
Teach Bruce Wayne?
Lead the A-Team?

No? Ten he ain't no Nic Cage.
 
2012-10-01 11:45:32 AM  

Heliodorus: You shut your whore mouth. Nicolas Cage is one of our greatest living actors.


Would you say he is a national treasure?
 
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