Sunday, February 20, 2011

REVIEW: Unknown


Liam Nesson, Diane Kruger


February 18, 2011

Jaume Collet-Serra

Warner Bros. Pictures

1 hour 53 minutes

A (96)



Wait a minute, haven't we seen this movie before? Well, I haven't seen Taken, so I can't compare the two Liam Nesson flicks. However, I can tell you that I did just experience my first Liam Nesson thriller, and came out pleasently surprised. There isn't much more to say that this movie makes you think a lot, pluses the audience satisfying car chase scenes. I'm not saying that this is the must see movie event of the early spring season. This mpovie is actually just one of them. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie, since I thought it would just be another dumb thriller that has a predictable ending. I'm not going to explain everything in just one paragraph, so let me just explain what this movie is about.

Dr. Martian Harris and his wife are in Berlin, Germany to attend a science conference in which he is speaking at. But a fatal car crash gets Dr. Harris into a coma for four days. But when he gets out of it, Dr. Harris finds his identity taken by someone he's never met and his wife doesn't even recognize him. At first, Martian thinks he's crazy. But then people attempt to dispose of and kill him in the most horrific ways. Now Martian needs help from anyone whom he can trust and stop a greater crime that may happen sooner than expected.

Like I said, when going into the theater I was expecting another dumb and predictable thriller, like the recently released movie 'The Roommate,' a movie which I have no interest in seeing yet heard it was very stupid. But this movie isn't aimed for teenage girls looking for a scare. This is a movie made for adults and testosteroned men who are looking for an awesome thriller. You can also say that this movie is aimed towards 35+ people due to the familiarity of the scenery, and the fact that this is a thinking movie that has many twists put into the mix. Sort of like 'Sixth Sense' twists, where someone wouldn't want to tell you the twists even if you asked. You may hate someone or something in this movie, but I would still recommend you to go see this movie. It honestly will keep you guessing until the end, plus have some fun with yourself.

I like Liam Nesson as an actor. I like the way he acts and chooses his roles wisely, so he won't end up in some crappy movie that everyone dislikes. Okay, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was the only exception, but Liam Nesson was the best thing about that movie. I also like Diane Kruger, even though the only other movies I've seen her in were the National Treasure movies, where I thought she was good in as well. I heard she was teriffic in Inglorious Bastards, a movie which I still have yet to see. Theperformances weren't sublime and astounding, but they were solid as they usually are supposed to be in movies.

Unknown can surprise people. No wait, it will surprise people with its many twists. I enjoyed myself during this action packed ride, and hope many will go out to see this. It is a fun time in theater for many teens and adults. I'm not sure how many others will react on this movie, since a lot of people have been having split decisions on this movie. I'm not saying that this is the must see movie event of the early spring season, but you will surely have a lot of fun when seeing it. So, do you already know the "know," or do you want to know the "Unknown"?


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