Wine the Flick?! — The Commuter

Liam Neeson brings his very particular set of skills to yet another January action movie. You can set your watch by them, they’re so reliable. And that’s true once again with “The Commuter,” which is essentially “Taken” on a train. It’s a lot of fun for a while, and then it just turns plain silly. But my latest Wine the Flick?! guest, longtime LA critic Lael Loewenstein of KPCC’s FilmWeek,┬áis always fun — and smart, and insightful. I’ve wanted to have her on here for a while, so I’m so glad it worked out for us to chat over a couple of glasses of cabernet after a screening at the AMC Century City. We are at a very fancy food court.

And yes, I realize in retrospect that the bad-ass Jaume Collet-Serra did NOT direct the “Taken” movies. I misspoke. It’s part of the on-the-fly nature of the series. But please enjoy!

3 Comments on “Wine the Flick?! — The Commuter

  1.  by  chatchaat

    Non Stop on a train, not Taken on a train. Almost point by point the plot of Non Stop but more mystery and action. Good and worth seeing.

  2.  by  chatchaat

    The actors were doing the fight scenes so they wouldn’t look more realistic as the actors are throwing punches that must look like real punches even though they aren’t actually aiming for each other. The fight between Neeson and the assassin was well done I thought.

    No way to fake derailing a train without it looking cheesy.

  3.  by  chatchaat

    As far as the movie “jumping the rails” this is a Liam Neeson movie not a Hercoile Poirot movie. At some point there needs to be action. I do agree I was really into the mystery part and wouldn’t have minded the movie turning into a mystery that is solved without action.

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