Based on Frank Miller?s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told within the breathless visual kind of the blockbuster ?300,? this new chapter of the epic heroic tale takes the action to a recent battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles tries to unite all of Balkan state by leading the charge that may amendment the course of the war.
watch free movies online without downloading anything or signingup or paying or survey. A satisfying, primitive bluntness distinguishes ?Non-Stop,? an action thriller that makes good on its title. In the 1950s, its star might have been Edmond O?Brien, a character actor who landed a few leading roles, including, in ?D.O.A.,? as a poisoned man racing against the clock to find his murderer. With escalating clammy desperation he hurtles toward his fate, ticktock, ticktock. Liam Neeson runs a similarly frantic circuit in ?Non-Stop,? as an air marshal trying to outwit a villain vowing to knock off a passenger every 20 minutes, ticktock, ticktock.
When Mr. Neeson stirs an early morning drink with a toothbrush at the start of ?Non-Stop,? the image suggests Denzel Washington?s boozing pilot in ?Flight.? (Movies about really bad plane trips constitute a near subgenre, from the absurdist comedy of ?Airplane!? to the spectacle of disaster in ?Fearless.?) But Mr. Neeson?s character, Bill Marks, is a rather less complex cat: He?s an airborne cop with an apparently sad past and a sagging face and demeanor to go with his heartache. What complicates this early morning drink is that when the director, Jaume Collet-Serra, lingers on Mr. Neeson?s face, it?s a clear invitation to speculate on whether the actor?s eerie, unfocused look comes from the performance or from his life.
Mr. Collet-Serra, however, makes good on that promise with a sure genre hand and real feeling for what Mr. Neeson brings to the screen at this stage of his career, including beauty etched by time and a still-imposing body that moves with the heaviness and grandeur of an old warrior raising his sword one last time. When Mr. Neeson runs through the aisles, he can sometimes seem too big for this vehicle, even if he turns out to be exactly right.