The words “Liam Neeson” and “badass” go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Neeson is to Ireland what Sean Connery is to Scotland: easily the most badass mofos to come out of their respective states. It would make sense then, that most of Liam’s film roles involve him playing some sort of action hero, whether it be as a Greek God, Lion Christ, or Jedi Knight. Would it surprise you to learn then, that most of Neeson’s “heroic” film roles actually paint him as an evil bastard in disguise?
Whether we like it or not, sequels are as much a part of the movie making business as excessive make-up and Liam Neeson’s mustache. If a movie is financially successful, and leaves any sort of opening for additions to the story, you can bet your entire DVD collection that Hollywood will make a sequel to bilk as much cash money as they can from the same characters. It is when the threequel movie is released that the movie franchise is born. [Read more…]