Never one to miss out on Liam Neeson kicking the bejesus out of Europeans (almost as good as Jason Statham kicking the bejesus out of Los Angelenos!), naturally I was pumped about Unknown, the conspiracy thriller starring Neeson as an American in Berlin facing identity theft, a wife who disavows him and a whole mess of assassins. And while I left the theater more or less entertained, this movie's plot holes, logic problems and risibly tidy ending really detract from what could have been a great holdover until Taken 2. Unfortunately, it felt more like the direct-to-DVD sequel to Frantic.
Clash of the Titans, the cult classic mash-up of Greek mythologies and Harry Hamlin's 1981 abs, has finally gotten the remake treatment. The big, loud, expensive re-imagining hits theaters this week (in 3-D!), and though the 3-D itself and lead actor Sam Worthington disappoint, the movie is actually so fun and so gleefully stupid that, watching it, I felt like I was five years old again. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I love this mess of a movie.
If you like Star Trek, then it seems like somebody wants you to get out to Best Buy or Blockbuster this week, since there are a ton of DVD releases catering to lovers of sci-fi and fantasy. And Charlie Sheen, who's kind of a combination of both! Plus, Liam Neeson's biggest movie since The Phantom Menace.