First Glance: “Blacklight”

It’s that time of the year again. February is the usual landing ground for new Liam Neeson PG-13 action thrillers. This year the 69-year-old Irishman is giving us “Blacklight”, a shoot-em-up that looks to check every box Neeson fans will be expecting. This is the third film he has made with director Mark Williams, and it doesn’t look like the duo are straying too far away from their previous collaborations. To be honest, I’m kinda ok with that.

This time around Neeson plays a fixer working for the FBI. He’s ready to step away from his “work”, determined to be a better grandfather than he was a father. But wouldn’t you know it, the powers that be have no interest in him hanging up his Beretta. It’s made even worse when he discovers that the people he’s been working for are actually responsible for some pretty horrific crimes. Of course our hero pushes back, his family is put in danger, and Neeson is forced to unleash his “particular set of skills”. I’m game.

“Blacklight” is set to open in theaters February 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

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