Every year or so a movie becomes an early front runner for the Razzie’s and we have it again here with the new Liam Neeson vehicle ‘Blacklight’ it moves at an exhausting slow pace that will drive you to walk out towards the exit of the cinemas. We saw the Razzie’s create a new section for Bruce Willis alone this year, maybe now it’s time we start one with Liam Neeson too.
I used to be so excited when a Liam Neeson action-thriller would come out, even if it is cheesy at points you know it would move fast at least. However, Blacklight is one of those movies that should be avoided at all cost.
Another huge misstep from Blacklight is its message is a good one if you couldn’t tell it was being too preachy about it, there’s great corrupt government movies out there for sure, but Blacklight misses the mark by going to the extreme trying to shove it down our throats with pitiful writing to go along with it as it seems like a made for tv movie from the 1950s.
There is no way a smart audience member would be able to see any potential plot twists and turns as a surprise for this is a pure lazy exercise in writing. In a pandemic era, I am not surprised that this is going to cinemas, any other year(s) I would be more surprised, as even Liam Neeson’s acting in this falls low enough to you to think that the writers had Steven Segal in mind for the hero of the film.
A lot of people are probably unaware this movie even exists because I have seen zero to little advertisements for it and with Death on the Nile, Uncharted and The Batman all gearing up for releases I would be amazed if this cracked the top 10 of the box office this upcoming weekend. It’s a stinker that will leave a smell on your movie senses like a skunk on your clothes. Once again, it’s not an enjoyable flick, even if you’re wanting to get out of the house and spend some time out and about, go watch Spidey again.
Overall Grade: 0/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar