“Unknown” and Leave it that Way

Genres: Drama, Thriller and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 49 min.
Release Date: February 18th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures


Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

JJ Rating: D+

See it again: Never.
Own it: No.
Recommend it to: No one.


Good
A few good actions scenes.
Good acting.

Bad
VERY slow.
Hated what was really going on.
Disliked the ending.
Hated the climax.
Ick to it all!!!

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) has an accident and ends up in a coma for a few days. When he comes too, someone has taken over his life. He doesn’t get what’s going on. Unknown.

I’m going to make this really simple. Unknown should have not only stayed that way, but I shouldn’t have ever sat there and watch it. Someone said (online somewhere) that it’s your father’s Bourne Identity. I sort of agree with that, but Bourne Identity wasn’t that fantastic. I understand what the reviewer meant. Let me tell you how I felt watching this, that someone flirted a kiss and when they finally do it –it doesn’t live up to what they flirted. Great acting by all, but the script teased me with yummy ice cream goodness only to give me whiff of votefortheworst.com. And if you know how terrible homeless people sleeping in the same sleeping bag as their mommy smell like, then you know what votefortheworst.com smells like. Coincidentally that’s how a bully smells. When the Unknown becomes known, it’s not really as SHOCKING and AWESOME as it should have been. Unknown’s reveal was as exciting as anyone would be over seeing their grandma as a pole dancer. Don’t spend all your dollars in one g-string. Save yourself the trouble and remain ignorant of Unknown. Trust me.

I write like: Cory Doctorow

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