Struggling with personal demons, Marks is left drained of any passion for the heroic calling of his profession. He has come to view his important assignment as merely a desk job in the sky. However, another day at the office becomes a high-stakes crisis when shortly into a routine transatlantic flight, Marks’ world is upended. Non-Stop is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o.
Everyone is nervous stepping on board a plane, the thought that you may crash in a roaring ball of flames is just one of the many worries that race through your mind, let alone the fact that a terrorist or threat may be on board. I suggest if you’re just about to go on holiday then watching this film before you go wouldn’t be a very good idea.
Liam Neeson is an actor that needs no introduction, a man who can transform hispersonality within an instance, reach depths that many actors just cannot achieve and with every passing year still shows that he can kick some serious ass! Taken is a perfect example of Liam Neeson portraying a dynamic character that is cool, calm and collected but once trouble arises, the cord snaps and Liam opens up some serious whoop ass on anyone around him.
The film begins and we board the plane, the camera pans to various passengers on board, each with their own suspicious actions and looks. The film is putting us in the mind of Bill Marks as he is assessing his surroundings and making judgements about the passengers on board. A very smart way to shoot the movie as it puts us right there on board the plane, with our own personal ideas on who could be the culprit.
The film builds a nice slow suspense to start, almost too slow at times, the dialogue almost seems lazy in parts but the anticipation builds, Bill’s watch is timed every 20 minutes as the mysterious culprit has threatened to kill a passenger after every passing 20 minutes of time, that countdown alone keeps you watching and waiting to see what is going to happen next. Its a slow starter but the fun has only just begun.
The film pulls you and within an instant flips the story on its head, a role reversal, a twist a turn, now the film is starting to become the thrill-ride it has been advertised as. Bill’s character is fed up with his job, drinking, smoking a shadow of his former self. His co-workers trust for him blurs throughout the film as he is blatantly being set up in a clever mind game, a puppet in a much larger plan that is unfolding in front of his very eyes.
A thrill at 40,000 feet Non Stop doesn’t hold back and is a very clever suspense thriller that was throughly entertaining. Not one of Liam Neeson’s best films thou however, we feel as thou the slow pace to the film distracts from the suspense elements at times and in parts just slightly drags but it is still an interesting watch from start to finish.
Back to the Movies gives Non Stop a 3 out of 5 Review