Blacklight 2022 Movie Review

IN A NUTSHELL: If you love Liam Neeson as I do, this shoot-em-up movie is just more of the same fun, action, and nonsense. This time, Liam Neeson plays Travis Block, a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U. S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.

The film was directed by Mark Williams who also helped write the screenplay with Nick May. Nick May was a U. S. Department of Justice attorney during the Obama administration.

THINGS I LIKED: You get what you expect when you watch a Liam Neeson movie. It’s always fun to see him kick bad-guy butt and outsmart the criminals.

It always makes me laugh when Liam Neeson has intense conversations on his cell phone, especially while holding a gun.

The scenes with Liam Neeson and his granddaughter, played by little Gabriella Sengos, were a little forced but still sweet.

Emmy Raver-Lampman did a good job and can also be seen in Umbrella Academy and Central Park The topic of whether the American government is moral or trustworthy certainly is timely.

THINGS I DIDN’T LIKE: Yeah, there’s no way Liam Neeson can outrun anyone these days. Don’t get me wrong…I can’t either. With each installment of Liam Neeson movies, he does less hand-to-hand combat, replaced by less strenuous shooting and driving.

Some of the dialogue was extremely predictable and cheesy. What am I saying? The entire plot is predictable.

We have this kind of movie a million times over, especially by Liam Neeson.

Ultimately, this one is immediately forgettable.

TIPS FOR PARENTS: You see someone get hit by a car Lots of violence Lots of weapons Some profanity

THEMES: Government Freedom Family Retirement Truth

Review by trinaboice

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