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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 02:40:07 PM  

JosephFinn: He certainly isn't slacking in it and nails the accent.


They say it's the closest thing on earth to the original King's English, so it was probably not that tough for him. He was great in it, and I thought it was a good movie.

Don't they torture, kill and burn the corpse of Bent Stiller in that movie?
That's guaranteeing you 5 stars from me right there.
 
2012-10-01 02:50:20 PM  

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.


No, Shoot 'Em Up was a live action Bugs Bunny movie with guns. Crank 2 is still the Magnum Opus of terrible and awesome.
 
2012-10-01 03:11:45 PM  
Nic Cage is great at losing his shiat. Liam Neeson is great at having the acting ability of a block of wood.
 
2012-10-01 03:37:43 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: 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.

No, Shoot 'Em Up was a live action Bugs Bunny movie with guns. Crank 2 is still the Magnum Opus of terrible and awesome.


Crank 2? It isn't even the best Crank movie.

/Crank was deliciously over the top
//Crank 2 was way too forced
 
2012-10-01 03:43:32 PM  

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.


I'm Gonna Git You Sucka was better.

Also...TFA lost credibility with me when it called A-Team a b-film.....A-Team was absolutely perfect in its ridiculousity.

And...Delta Force? Chuck Norris made that schlocky, not Liam.....
 
2012-10-01 03:47:50 PM  
yeah I'm pretty sick of Liam Neeson. I haven't seen "The Gray" but most any big-budget movie he's starring in, I know will be mediocre. He is Generic Older White Guy to be cast when Tom Hanks isn't appropriate.
 
2012-10-01 03:48:08 PM  
he was in star wars phantom menace too. the man has an oscar and probably set for life as far as money is concerned. he's doing exactly what any other actor in his position would do, anything he wants.

just look at ben kingsley, the man was even in blood rayne, an uwe boll production based on a video game.
 
2012-10-01 03:48:49 PM  

zedster: 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


No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.
 
2012-10-01 03:51:22 PM  

JayR30: It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff


Is there a part of snuff that isn't underbelly?
 
2012-10-01 03:53:55 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: And...Delta Force? Chuck Norris made that schlocky, not Liam.....


Oh, no, I wasn't saying it was Liam's fault. I'm just saying it's not like there has been some linear function of degrading quality in the movies he chooses. He was in some seriously crappy movies to start.

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: TFA lost credibility with me when it called A-Team a b-film


Well considering it had an A-list cast, with the commensurate budget, no, it wasn't a B-movie.
 
2012-10-01 04:04:58 PM  

JayR30: No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.


The film can suck but still have decent acting
 
2012-10-01 04:05:13 PM  

KaisertheCoyote: 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.


Jason Statham will NEVER make a bad movie. He made a Boll movie watchable
 
2012-10-01 04:22:59 PM  
Nobody ever mentions his role in High Spirits.
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

When you're 10, "Oooh, right in the bahoogies" is high comedy. And it had Jennifer Tilly in it!
 
2012-10-01 04:29:27 PM  

Rik01:
Neeson did a pretty good job in 'FX".


That was Bryan Brown.

/Irish, Australian, it's all the same, right?
 
2012-10-01 04:37:25 PM  

The Muthaship: JayR30: It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff

Is there a part of snuff that isn't underbelly?



There is the fluffy bunny side of it. ;-p

zedster: JayR30: No, that film is pure suck (8mm). It did for the underbelly of BDSM and snuff what 50 Shades of Grey has done for literature.

The film can suck but still have decent acting


I agree that the film and acting do not have to be of matching quality but in my opinion (just mine, not yours), the last good acting he did was Leaving Las Vegas. Damn, that movie made me thirsty.
 
2012-10-01 04:38:35 PM  
LIAM NEESON o DAVE CHAPPELLE o JIM BREUER

HALF TAKED

TAGLINE: You can do what you want to my family. Just leave my stash alone.

From the film:

Neeson: "We have a very special set of... uhhhh... hey fellas, what do we have a special set of?"
Breuer: "Balls I think" (laughs hysterically)
Chapelle: "No man, that ain't it."



COMING
 
2012-10-01 04:38:56 PM  
In all fairness, he owes a big career resurgence to the first Taken movie.
 
2012-10-01 04:45:57 PM  

puckrock2000: Rik01:
Neeson did a pretty good job in 'FX".


That was Bryan Brown.

/Irish, Australian, it's all the same, right?


He and John Goodman were great in that.
 
2012-10-01 04:47:03 PM  
www.actionmoviefreak.com

Liam Neeson is hot.
 
2012-10-01 05:25:44 PM  

thecpt: 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.


Damn straight. It was the best kind of fun terrible action movie. I'm still confused by everyone who somehow expected it to be Hamlet.
 
2012-10-01 05:43:35 PM  

browneye: [www.actionmoviefreak.com image 364x500]

Liam Neeson is hot.


Liam Neeson is very turned on by your comment.
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2012-10-01 05:51:15 PM  
The Grey was offensively bad and is the worst movie I've ever watched in the theater.
 
2012-10-01 05:59:32 PM  
Ok, as I seem to have upset a few people here, time to fess up - I was trolling. I'm sorry, I'll try not to do it again. In my defence I was very, very hungover.

The A-Team was rollicking good fun with a great cast & balls-to-the-walls action of the dumbest, coolest variety. The overly CGIed ending was bad though.
 
2012-10-01 06:49:31 PM  

Zombie Eater: Nobody ever mentions his role in High Spirits.
[cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com image 700x500]

When you're 10, "Oooh, right in the bahoogies" is high comedy. And it had Jennifer Tilly in it!


Don' forget th' tuppin'.



And I loved the A Team. It was so delightfully over the top and absurd.
 
2012-10-01 06:59:26 PM  
Whoever gave Liam props for Next of Kin, I owe you a beer. That was a fantastic movie.
 
2012-10-01 07:08:47 PM  
I love what he did on Gervais' "Life's too short" :
Knock-knock joke.
 
2012-10-01 07:21:06 PM  
To make up for my previous trolling, I present to you - Liam Neeson, The Musical!!

Link
 
2012-10-01 07:23:20 PM  

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


The only way I would ever agree to let him act again is if he didnt pick his own roles, someone paid off all his debts, and he had to live by the rules an accountant sets for him.

He takes shiat roles because hes is debt and hes in debt because hes crazy, being crazy makes you a good actor but it does not allow you to be stable and rational.
 
2012-10-01 07:24:12 PM  

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.


Jesus - calm down, man...
 
2012-10-01 08:55:51 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: 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.

Jesus - calm down, man...


NO, YOU CALM JESUS DOWN, MAN!
 
2012-10-01 09:36:02 PM  

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

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


I saw it, and I agree.
 
2012-10-01 09:43:53 PM  
It's hard to describe how much Taken sucked if you haven't seen it. There was one redeeming quality to it though:

www.infamouskidd.com 


Maggie Grace. Yum.
 
2012-10-01 10:08:25 PM  
So does he free the slaves in this one? Because the last time he freed a slave in a film it came back to bite everyone in the ass.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:54 PM  

Mugato: So does he free the slaves in this one? Because the last time he freed a slave in a film it came back to bite everyone in the ass.


Ok, I laughed
 
2012-10-02 12:17:19 AM  
The author of this article sounds like the type of person who claims "I don't even own a TV" or "I don't even have a Facebook page."
 
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