Saturday, July 2, 2011
UKNOWN is Liam Neeson's solid companion piece to TAKEN...
Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones) suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Talk about an identity crisis. He soons find help in the form of a spunky cab driver/hostess named Gina (Diane Kruger). Soon the two are running all over Berlin trying to solve the mystery of Martin's life and at the same time, avoid being killed. Unknown plays like a seasoned Bourne movie about a man who can't remember certain things about his life but becomes more and more resilent as the movie goes along. And it plays also like a nice companion piece to Liam's own action flick, Taken. Because once he is pushed too far, he finally begins to fight back. I liked this movie and it was nice having it take place in Berlin. A nice change of pace from America. The cast is terrific. Liam shines once again in a very demanding role that has him play confused, loving, smart and then finally bad ass. January Jones is ok, but she is absent quite a bit as the movie centers on Liam and Gina. Oh by the way I think I'm in love with Diane Kruger. She is awesome as Gina with her lilting German accent being perfect and her character as the type of woman that you just can't walk away from. Unknown is a solid thriller.