Being at the top of the food chain is quite nice, don’t you think? There’s no hassle of running for your life; no need to cower among the shadows; no expectation of a gory death from gnashing teeth. Yup! Things are pretty sweet for us homo sapiens. So much so that we forget how vulnerable and ill-equipped we are when it comes to facing the animal kingdom, mano-a-mano. Hollywood, however, does not and so, this week, BFF has dedicated the Top 10 to re-capping those very timely reminders.
Everyone’s favourite stealth Irishman is back, shooting even more disenfranchised Albanians in the statistically inevitable Taken 2. But why would you subject yourself to any of Liam Neeson’s new films (except The Grey) without a really massive drink? Well, now you don’t need to! CAUTION: do not attempt to ski after playing this drinking game.
We mean ‘act’. Whatever.
LIAM NEESON IS A PROPER ACTOR, aint he? We know it, we know it in our heart of hearts. And yet, if we’re honest, it’s been a long road since the jolly old days of Schindler’s List. Can we forgive an Irish scamp The Next Three Days? Wrath Of The Titans? Attack Of The Clones? And more importantly, d’ya think Helen Mirren ever got over him dumping her? Oh that’s right, we’re getting to the proper stuff, it must be CHEAT SHEET O’CLOCK.
Despite its high-octane NEESON WOLVES NEESON WOLVES NEESON NEESON WOLVES trailer, The Grey isn’t actually about wolves. Not really. There are wolves in it, sure, but they’re what the film is about in the same sort of way that King Kong is about Jack Black. Which is probably why it’s really rather good.
Sure, you could read about this week’s releases. You could engage in intellectual discourse about the benefits of the latest action-thriller over the seductive Oscar fodder, you could peruse the latest cinematic theories and pluck your opinions from the pantheon of great critique – but you know what? It’s Sunday. Let’s just watch all the trailers instead.