Review: “The Commuter”

The Commuter

Stop the train – I want to get off. Not because something sinister is happening on the train but because I can’t believe what I am watching!

We all loved the fact that in his mid 50s, Liam Neeson reinvented himself as an action hero, thanks to his role in “Taken”. Thanks to that film, if you are ever in danger, Liam Neeson is the one you want to come and rescue you.

It looks like Liam has a ball playing these roles – he has said that he loves being the action hero because he feels like a “kid in a toy shop” (you can watch my interview with Neeson here). The problem is, just because he is having fun, it doesn’t mean the audience is.

Of late his choices of action films have been bad – “Taken 2”, “Taken 3” and now we can add “The Commuter” to the list.

It is the most ridiculous concept. Michael (Neeson), just having been fired from his job, takes his usual train home to break the news to his family. On his way home, he is confronted by a mystery woman (Vera Farmiga). She poses the question “If you could do something, not know about the consequences and get $100,000 would you do it?”

The answer to this question has a domino effect. In trying to find the person, there are many casualties along the way – including the audience.

The story line is ridiculous. Not even the action will keep the action fans entertained.

It is sad that this is the case because there is a great cast supporting Neeson – Jonathan Banks (Mike from “Breaking Bad”), Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Vera Farmiga and our very own Killian Scott makes an appearance. Seeing Killian on the screen was the only highlight for me. Sorry I lie, that and seeing the credits roll – signifying that I no longer had to endure this film.

“The Commuter” is like the worst commute you have had to endure. Stay away from this and choose another (cinema) line instead.

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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