(This review may contain spoilers).
I was a bit intrigued by the plot of this film when I saw it advertised, so when I was hesitating between this film and another one, I decided on this one.
I think Liam Neeson is a good actor and it was interesting to see him in this film. He’s played similar types of characters in things I’ve seen him in, but they’re not exactly the same.
The atmosphere around this film came across really well. I found myself drawn really easily into it and caring about the characters. There were a couple of characters that surprised me with how interesting I found them, even though they weren’t technically ‘good’ guys. It was also interesting to see all of the adverts about Y2K. I remember hearing a lot about it and not really understanding.
I liked Liam Neeson’s character, Matt. I felt that he came across as really interesting and well-rounded. His past helped to make him a more interesting character… and there were certain things about him that kind of hit me a bit personally. I also really liked his relationship with T.J.
There were some quite gruesome moments in this film, but I felt that the makers of the film knew when to show the gore and when to leave it to the viewers’ imagination. Often, the latter is more disturbing.
It was also interesting to see Sebastian Roche in this film. I’ve actually met him and… well, let’s just say the characters he plays? Completely different to what he’s like in real life.
I don’t think this film is one I’d watch again, but I did find it entertaining and hard-hitting to watch the first time.