Non-Stop Combo PackCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Liam Neeson stars in this intense thriller. Non-Stop lives up to its name. It is non-stop suspense and thrills. 97 percent of the film takes place about 40,000 feet, within the confines of an airplane on a flight from New York to London.
Neeson plays Bill Marks, a Federal Air Marshall. He’s an alcoholic with personal problems, but he always takes his responsibility seriously, and his training comes into play during this one fateful flight. Marks begins receiving threatening text messages while on the plane. He is told unless $150 million is transferred into a specific bank account, one passenger will die every twenty minutes.
Through the flight every one is suspect. Who is doing this? It has to be someone on the flight, as he/she knows every move Marks makes. With the help of a flight attendant (Michelle Dockery) and his seatmate (Julianne Moore), Marks sets out to narrow down the list of suspects. Who is using their phone? Who is behaving strangely? Can they find the culprit before it is too late?
The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy includes some bonus features that give viewers a backstage look at the making of this film. Liam Neeson describes the movie as “an old-fashioned who-done-it.” It is definitely not predictable, and viewers will keep trying to figure out who the bad guy is. Neeson also says it is “a brave film.” Imagine filming for weeks on a single set. As one of the people say, it’s “like being on a two-month flight.” Talk about a nightmare!
With the advent of social media and all the latest technology, this movie takes advantage of modern gadgets. It’s an old fashioned psychological thriller with all the modern technology of today.
Viewers will discover how the filmmakers created their jetliner to resemble an actual aircraft with only some minor adjustments to accommodate fight scenes and equipment. Viewers will also learn just how the fight scenes came to be. The actors really got into them, and many times improvised so the filmmakers could see how a person acts and reacts in a confined location.
Imagine how it would be to go to work every day and sit in a small coach seat, week after week. For those of us who cringe at the thought of taking a 5+ hour flight, these people had almost a 5 week flight. Of course, they did get to go home after the day’s filming wrapped.
Neeson is convincible and turns in a wonderful performance. He makes the movie as good as it is. And it is very good.
Non-Stop is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some language, sensuality and drug references.
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