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I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

37. Unkown

                Ventured this past Saturday to the AMC theater for the wonderful early morning 5 buck tickets to see Liam Neeson’s new movie UNKNOWN.  Billed as Taken meets Bourne. Well, having loved both Taken and all three Bourne movies I had extremely high hopes going into this movie. I couldn’t wait for Neeson to get his skull busting on.  Unknown is the story of a man who awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
Who Am I?
        I was disappointed.  It’s not that Unknown is a bad movie. It’s good. But that is the point. It’s just ok. I kept waiting the entire time for it too really take off and be awesome. And it just falls flat.  The previews make it seem like it’s this jampacked, action packed, fast paced movie and it wasn’t. It was more of a spy movie and it actually drags in some places.
                It’s no Taken which I think changed Neesons’ career.  The great thing about Taken vs Unknown is that you really care about the character. In Unknown you spend half the time confused by what is happening, and it’s supposed to keep you guessing but really the pay off at the end is really kind of….eh. Finally at the end you get to see Liam go straight into full on kick butt mode but by then it’s too late. 

Final Verdict: It’s unknown yet if I will own this.


  1. Have you seen "Taken"? Why don't they just call this "Taken 2"

  2. I thought the movie was good, but I was hoping for something a little more. Can't really say anything else without giving too much away...Sorry Dustin. Although I do have to disagree with Gary. I don't really think is was a total Taken clone. I think it leans more toward Bourne minus the high paced plot line. FYI they are planning on making a Taken sequel at some point.

  3. We're planning on see this movie Friday! I hope I like it! :-S

  4. Have not seen this but, everyone who has, also said it was a knock off of "Taken" and not a very good one at that. I'll just wait until it appears on netflix.

  5. it is good not great but good i must say i didnt see alot of the twists and turns this movie takes but this movie unlike taken has the car secene at the beginning lol and is quite good i mean ill own it someday i might not watch it often but ill own it

  6. I also wasn't very fond of "Unknown." Unlike you, however, I went in with low expectations and was still disappointed. Here's my review: