I initially planned to watch "The Commuter" at the nearest cinema to my home, but once I found out that it's also shown at IMAX, I knew where to go instead 😉 Well, I've never been disappointed by Liam Neeson's acting and this is no exception. It's especially great to see Mr. Neeson in action movies like this. Oh, as a Jurassic Park fan I'm really ashamed that I need to read the end credits to know that Sam Neill is one of the casts here 😌
The Commuter (2018)
| 1h 45min | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
Rating : 6.6 /10
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: Byron Willinger (Story by), Philip de Blasi (Story by)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson | ^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^
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That Film Stew Ep 103 - The Commuter Review (LINK IN BIO)
The action thriller The Commuter is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neil.
Thanks to Anarchy PR (@anarchy_pr), we were given to opportunity to attend an advanced screening of the film.
Michael McCauley (played by Liam Neeson), is an ex-cop, now insurance salesman, who is on his daily commute home – taking the metro train. A mysterious stranger (played by Vera Farmiga), offers him $100,000 if he identifies a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises he is caught in midst of a deadly criminal conspiracy and that his life and the lives of his fellow passengers are at risk.
Does The Commuter manage to stay on track or does the movie get derailed before the credits roll? Check out what we thought in our review (we manage to keep it relatively spoiler-free until about the 10 minute mark). The Commuter opens officially in Australia on Thursday 18th January 2018.
Music: The Dead White Males
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"Someone on this train does not belong." #TurpsFilmReview (6/10)
THE COMMUTER is yet another collaboration between director Jaume Collet-Sera and Liam Neeson and is in the same vein as previous ventures, 'Unknown' and especially 'Non-Stop'. All three of these films revolve around a mystery that obviously isn't getting solved until the end.
My biggest issue with this director (and his scripts) is that he never gives you enough context to solve these mystery films on your own, but then wants to pretend to be intelligent when you can't figure out "whodunit". There's virtually no shock value when you find out the culprit has been hiding off-screen for 99% of the movie. Non-Stop isn't quite as guilty as this film is, but it's just as manipulative in its approach. Collet-Sera just hides pertinent information to be revealed at the end in a really unsatisfactory way.
The rest of the plot isn't special either and is entirely predictable. All the twists and turns can be seen from a mile away and character motives are pretty obvious right out of the gate. The reveal of why he was chosen by Vera Farmiga's character for this "experiment", or whatever you wanna call it, is completely ridiculous too.
Liam Neeson almost single handedly saves this film from being 105 minutes of dullness with his performance. Say what you will, but Neeson is a master at holding your attention and could make eating a bowl cereal a thrill ride. The rest of the cast including Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, and Vera Farmiga are all serviceable and provide interesting enough characters. Overall however, THE COMMUTER took a decent idea and made a decent movie out of it. If you're a Neeson fan, there's enjoyment to be had here, but it's no 'Taken'. Thanks for reading.
Udah nonton THE COMMUTER
Dari awal THE COMMUTER emang mau dibikin seperti pendahulunya, NON-STOP (2014).
Kedua film ini jadi berasa kembar, tapi ga identik.
Yang satu bersetting di kereta, dan satu lagi di pesawat terbang.
Secara genre pun sama. Action // Crime //Drama // Mystery // Thriller.
Peran utama juga masih Liam Neeson, dan bangku sutradara juga masih dipegang Jaume Collet-Serra.
Tapi sayangnya THE COMMUTER menurut gw ga sebagus NON-STOP.
Gw lebih suka ketegangan yang disajikan NON-STOP.
Gw lebih suka karakter Bill Marks (NON-STOP), ketimbang Michael MacCauley (THE COMMUTER).
Gw lebih suka pendalaman semua karakter di NON-STOP.
Dan udah pasti gw lebih suka cerita di NON-STOP.
Kehadiran duo THE CONJURING (Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson) menurut gw belum bisa mengangkat film ini jadi lebih baik, pendalaman karakter mereka masih kurang (mungkin karena durasi mereka tampil sebentar), masih bagus mereka tampil di THE CONJURING.
Tapi THE COMMUTER masih layak buat ditonton, terutama yang belum pernah nonton film NON-STOP, ga akan kecewa pastinya, masih enak ditonton & seru nebak-nebak siapa orang yang dicari diantara banyak penumpang.
Is it weird that I don't love this movie as much as everyone else seems to? Don't get me wrong, the movie is really well done, and it serves as a great example of how it is what you don't see that is truly terrifying.But I've always been annoyed that the script tries to desperately to make the family feel so loving and tight knit. The dialogue feels so forced and inauthentic whenever the family members interact with one another which immediately takes me out of the movie.
And I've never been sure why Patrick Wilson was cast in this movie either. He's a good actor, but he doesn't have enough range to differentiate himself from his performance in Insidious. He always plays the flawless person and I think it would have been interesting if the character had been more exuberant, like the real Ed Warren was.
The set design has always bothered me as well. The real life house was very average, yet the design of the house in the film is so decayed and decrepit. It feels too staged and inauthentic which is frustrating because the movie is based on a real life story. I never understand why movie renditions of "true" events have to always be so much more explicit and visceral in their depictions of real life places and events *cough* Amityville Horror remake *cough* .
But really none of these gripes can take away from the fact that The Conjuring is superbly directed and brilliantly acted. Although the possession scene is a bit too visceral for an otherwise implicit movie, it still is handled relatively well. I still think one of the scariest scenes ever on film is when the daughter says there's something standing behind her bedroom door. No matter how many times I watch this movie, that scene still scares the heck out of me.
Which film do you think is better: Insidious or The Conjuring?
Eversince i saw the trailler for this movie, i just decided that i must see it.
Fast pace movie, making it entertaining as Mr Liam Neeson play his usual hero that saves the day role. Lots of twist, turn, up and down until the very end of the movie.
Ok movie. Though it has some undeniably thrilling moments and a solidly suspenseful atmosphere, its attempts of mixing conservative social commentary with suburban thriller and police drama is ultimately too overloaded and bland saved by solid performances from Wilson and Jackson. #movie#review#lakeviewterrace#samuelljackson#patrickwilson
30 Day Horror Film Challenge, Day 16 - Favourite Possession/Supernatural Horror Film: "The Conjuring" (2013). This movie chronicles a very special chapter in the career of the most famous pair of investigators of the paranormal Ed and Lorraine Warren, and is arguably the best horror film of the 2010's. I love the visuals and the performances. James Wan is the freaking Dumbledore of Horror in my opinion, having presented a film with a creepy environment and with an old-school horror vibe that easily makes it a masterpiece. It probably has some predictable scares, but they sure are effective. I tell you, it was also one of the best experiences I had in theathers. #theconjuring#jameswan#patrickwilson#verafarmiga#possession#horror#horrormovies#30dayhorrorfilmchallenge#thenun#insidious#leighwhannell