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(Huffington Post)   With Taken 2, Liam Neeson has officially become the second coming of Nicolas Cage   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 17
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2012-10-01 10:18:36 AM
3 votes:
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 10:09:20 AM
3 votes:
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 10:19:34 AM
2 votes:

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 03:37:43 PM
1 votes:

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 01:52:06 PM
1 votes:

Gunderson: The Doobie Brothers reunion is in 17 hours. Someone's kidnapped Michael McDonald. Now Liam Neeson is...TAKEN: IT TO THE STREETS

--Patton Oswalt.


Should've used BTO.
2012-10-01 11:54:31 AM
1 votes:

Heliodorus: 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.


I have a soft spot for Drive Angry myself. It's just awesomely bad, plus William Fitchner is great as The Accountant.
2012-10-01 11:47:25 AM
1 votes:

thecpt: 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.


The Grey was nothing but a long series of man-drama cliches. It was just a cycle of him missing his wife, silly action sequences / wolf attacks, and people being killed and the group mourning their fallen comrade, generally in that order. Mix in the one guy that doesn't want to go with the group for inexplicable reasons, giving Neeson ample opportunity to speechify about honor and working together or some shiat.

I did laugh my ass off when a guy fell off a cliff, yet survived long enough to die by wolf attack at the bottom. It was like the writers were contractually obligated to kill all the characters via wolf attack.
2012-10-01 11:27:47 AM
1 votes:
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 11:26:07 AM
1 votes:
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 11:18:31 AM
1 votes:
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 11:15:29 AM
1 votes:

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 11:14:11 AM
1 votes:

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 10:31:10 AM
1 votes:

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 10:29:09 AM
1 votes:

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 10:25:44 AM
1 votes:

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 10:23:20 AM
1 votes:

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 10:17:43 AM
1 votes:

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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