An Important Liam Neeson Movie Spoiler
March 03, 2014
RUSH: I found the data on the spoiler alert for the Liam Neeson movie at a website called Chicks on the Right. Folks, our show prep knows how bounds. This post is by Daisy. That's her name. Chicks on the Right. She says, "I Found Out The Ending Of Liam Neeson's New Movie, So I'm Not Going To See It. FYI." She writes, "Normally, I'd go see a Liam Neeson movie if it came out.
"In fact, I've seen the trailer for Neeson's new movie, 'Non-Stop,' and I thought, 'that looks good ... I'm thinking it's one I'm going to put on the list to see!' (I'm a big thriller and action-movie kind of gal. If you ask me what my favorite Christmas movie is, I'll usually say Diehard.) But when I read this," and she has a link to a story on the details, "I thought to myself, 'Self ... Hollywood needs a nice kick right square in the [groin].'
"Now, the source link is all warn-y and 'SPOILER ALERT!' and it uses ALL CAPS TO TELL YOU that it's literally telling you the end of Liam Neeson's new movie. But I personally don't give a rat's behind that I'm doing that," spoiling this. Here's the set-up: 'Neeson plays a "burned-out, alcoholic flight marshal hoping for a nice easy flight in first class, where after sneaking a smoke and drink, he might be able to catch a little [sleep].
"'A text message informing him that one person on the flight will die every twenty-minutes unless $150 million is wired to an account, ruins that plan. Counting pilots and crew, there are around 150 [people] on board. [The character, the air marshal] has 20 minutes to figure out which one is the bad guy. Red herrings abound. Is it one of the many actors whose faces we recognize but names we can't remember? People start to die. [Liam Neeson] is fingered as the hijacker.'"
I think it's his character. She's throwing names in here that I don't know. Anyway, here's the spoiler. I'm not going to bother translating her here. The spoiler is this about the villain in this movie. You've got a planeload of people, 150 people. There's a bad guy threatening to blow the whole thing out of the sky unless $150 million is wired to his account. The villain is not a hijacker.
"'[T]he villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist -- someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal. The terrorist is [wait for it] a 9/11 family member." In the Liam Neeson movie, "'the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center... It gets worse: After 9/11, this 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist then joined the military but found himself disillusioned by the pointless wars."
So you have a 9/11 family member so hurt and so angry and wanting to seek revenge on the perpetrators that he joins the military -- and ends up hating the military, too, because the wars were pointless. "'The 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist is upset because America hasn't done enough to ensure there will never be another 9/11. And so he figures that if he can get an air marshal blamed for a terrorist attack, America will wake up,'" and do what's right before it happens again.
"'The villain's sidekick is a member of the American military willing to murder 150 innocent people for a payday. It gets worse: The one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.'" The only thing more shocking is the villain is not a Tea Party member, which was Snerdley's first guess.
The Liam Neeson movie is entitled Non-Stop. Just to summarize: 150 people on a plane with an alcoholic air marshal. The villain is a 9/11 family member upset that nothing's been none. The 9/11 family member lost somebody on 9/11, joined the military, and became disillusioned with the US military, so finally hijacks a plane for $150 million, and the hero is a Muslim doctor.
He's "helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion." The villain is a 9/11 family member, the hero is a Muslim doctor, and as Daisy here said at Chicks on the Right, you need to know the ending and details of this movie before you plop down money to see it. Why in the world...? Well, we know why in the world. This is not the first time. This is just the most blatant.
I think the actual write-up of the spoiler alert comes from Breitbart, actually. I think it's Breitbart is who broke this. I happened to see it at Chicks on the Right. But now you know. I mean, this is just... That's the American left for you. But you know this is not the first instance of this kind of character portrayal, where an American's the bad guy and the Muslim character is the hero and so forth.