by John Boch
I really enjoy Liam Neeson.
“Taken” was one movie of his that’s among a handful that I keep around to watch from time to time – movies like Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
I guarantee you “Non-Stop” won’t be among that select few.
In Non-Stop, Air Marshal Liam Neeson is fighting about someone sending him text messages and killing people on an airliner.
It’s the guy who wants to go to Amsterdam that you see at the beginning of the movie. The guy who says he’s a teacher with glasses.
Did I spoil the movie for you?
Good and I’ll tell you why: This movie is pure Hollywood trash.
The bad guy in the movie is a former US Army Ranger – one of the nation’s most elite fighting men – who has gone off the reservation. He believes in the Constitution and it’s suggested that he’s a TEA Party member.
The Muslim guy in the movie is a good guy, of course, which is fine. It’s sad to have to say it, but there are plenty of Muslims who are good guys and gals in the world. Of course, in Hollywood, they never portray Muslims as terrorists.
Instead, they portray returning US military servicemen as terrorists. Servicemen who are Christians and who believe in the Constitution.
Frankly, the only military person I know of who has gone off the reservation in the real world was a muslim whack-job.
But no, we can’t have a muslim terrorist killing people on a plane.
Oh yeah, the pilot gets killed and the bomb goes off, but the co-pilot lands the plane.
And the black guy who is kind of a jerk early on in the movie – “Am I in the way?” – is helping the terrorist.
This movie is more of the same anti-military serviceman sentiment that was so common following the Viet Nam War.
Don’t support that crap.
Send Hollywood a message… don’t go see Non-Stop.