Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unknown

We went to see "Unknown" this weekend and, I must say, we did enjoy it. It's really action-packed and moves along quickly.
The story is about Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) who awakens from a coma following a car accident in Berlin to find another man (Aidan Quinn) has assumed his identity. His wife (January Jones), friends and colleagues don't recognize him and the authorities don't believe him. However, he finds himself hunted by mysterious assassins, so now he's on the run.

The woman (Diane Kruger) who was driving the taxi when the accident occurs does believe him, though, and she unwilling decides to help him. Of course, that also puts her in danger.

Like most movies, Unknown received mixed reviews. Before we went to the theater, I checked the opinions of other movie-goers and they all seemed to enjoy it, compared to professional critics who either liked it or hated it.

I also watched an interview with Neeson and Jones. They talked about how the directors intentionally made it action-packed from beginning to end. That they did, but I felt there was somewhat of a plot sacrifice because of all the action. Some aspects of the story could have been developed more.

But, all in all, it was a good movie and I'd watch it again, especially to be on the lookout for more clues to the surprise ending.

1 comment:

brianajae said...

Sounds like my kind of movie!