Until 2008, we were engrossed in watching the likes of Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Daniel Craig; beating the shit out of villains on-screen. However, after the release of ‘Taken’, things changed. The world found a new action star in Liam Neeson and the result was these incredible list of movies – ‘The Grey’, ‘Unknown’, ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ and ‘Non-Stop’. He not only proved his mettle but also showed the world that he is one of the strongest contenders in the race of action heroes, which is why the news of him retiring from action movies appeared as a shocker to many of his fans.
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This means there won’t be any suspicious phone calls, no more bullets flying in the air, no more running after assassins inside trains and buses, and no more requests or orders to save people. Now, before all that supposedly ends, let’s watch Neeson in full throttle once again in this upcoming action thriller ‘The Commuter’. Don’t get confused by the name! It might sound like a romantic movie where two strangers cross paths with each other during a journey and how they fall in love and live happily forever. Although the first few seconds might dupe you into believing that, the rest of trailer is at farthest end from any fairy tale. Last month, the makers released an intriguing teaser of ‘The Commuter’. Now that the trailer is out, you can go and bite your nails in confusion and anxiety as to what will happen next.
The movie reunites Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously worked together on ‘Non-Stop’. The trailer begins with a mysterious woman (Vera Farmiga) who offers a lucrative deal to Neeson to unravel the real identity of a man on the train and our guy, who should by now get used to such random jobs, has only a limited period to fulfill the task. How a regular businessman’s life gets entangled in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute weaves the rest of the plot. Moving ahead, things soon turn nasty as people started getting hit by buses, trains derail, his loved ones’ lives are put at stake and of course some kickass action inside the train between Neeson and ‘the guy’ in question.
The movie also stars Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, and Jonathan Banks and is expected to hit the theatres on January 12, 2018.