Once known for making “films,” Liam Neeson is now a straight up action star. From Taken to The Dark Knight to The Grey to his most recent, Non-Stop, Neeson is kicking butt all over the place in movie after movie.
And he’s not the only one. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have both made comebacks. The movie Red and its sequel have an ensemble cast that includes Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. Kevin Costner is back in the theaters and wielding a gun. And then there’s The Expendables franchise.
It’s been a nagging question for a while (at least for me): Why are we getting all of these action heroes who have reached AARP age? Liam Neeson looks fantastic (with a capital “F”) for a 61-year-old man. But he’s seriously beating down entire bands of baddies on his own in some of these movies. We can suspend our disbelief, but really?
We may have an answer. Blame the Internet!