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REVIEW: Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit Poster Art (Photo Courtesy of BookMyShow).

REVIEW BY ADAM FARADAY

Why do people keep messing with Liam Neeson and his family? If you have seen any of the Taken movies you’d know not to mess with Liam or his family or he’ll kill you. Liam’s fought packs of hungry wolves in The Grey and he trained Batman in Batman Begins. So why would it be a good idea to kill his son in Cold Pursuit?

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 black comedy action film starring Liam Neeson, directed by Hans Petter Moland. The film is a remake of 2014 movie In Order of Disappearance.

Cold Pursuit follows Nelson Coxman (Neeson) a snowplow driver in the ski resort town of Kehoe Colorado. His quiet life is turned upside down however when his son suspiciously dies of a heroin overdose.  Knowing that his son is not a druggie, Nelson looks for answers as to why someone would want his son dead. Over the course of the movie, he picks off drug dealing henchmen one by one.

Nelson Coxman with his sawed-off bolt action rifle (Photo Courtesy of Flixist).

You might not get it from the trailer but Cold Pursuit is a dark comedy movie, so just remember that when you go see this movie. If you go in thinking this is going to be a typical action-packed Liam Neeson movie you might get a bit confused watching this film.

The movie is good though, the jokes are subtle but funny, the action is just straight up “you killed my son, now I’m going to beat the shit out of you”. There’s no fancy Macgyvering or intricate bombs or karate moves to get the bad guy, just an enraged dad that wants revenge. This is a revenge movie, but it’s also a fun movie. There’s something cool about an old guy just beating the crap out of young people that call him “grandpa” or “pops”.

Regardless of what Liam Neeson has said in the news recently, don’t boycott this movie, just go see it.

 

3.5/5   

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Adam Faraday

Adam Faraday is a Journalism student at the Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus. His interests include politics, political satire, comedy sketches, music and more. He hopes to expand his interests across all platforms of social media in the near future. Watch for him under the alias "Pathetic Millennial".

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