71-Year-Old Liam Neeson Is Somehow Still An Action Star In New ‘In the Land of Saints and Sinners’ Trailer

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So… is the action star a dying breed?

Only reason I ask that question is because every action movie that I’ve seen come out in recent years features a 60-year-old person (or older) as the main character. Try and think of an action star that’s younger than the age of 40. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

While you try to rack your brain for an answer, I’ll lay out some the “modern day” action stars and their ages:

-Jason Statham: 56-years-old

-Keanu Reaves: 59-years-old

-Tom Cruise: 61-years-old

Then you have Liam Neeson, who seemingly says yes to any script that he’s offered, at the age of 71. All of this to say that it doesn’t look like they (Hollywood) are making action stars anymore, and are choosing to instead roll out older men again and again.

These action stars should be hanging it up and sitting on their front porch rocking chairs, yet they’re instead running around on set, jumping away from explosions and winning fabricated gun fights like it’s nobody’s business.

I’d have to imagine that the stunt-double business is BOOMING right now, unless you are working with Tom Cruise. He famously does all of his own stunts (and long-distance sprints) in his movies, and there’s not a lot in life that brings me more joy than watching Tom Cruise at full sprint speed.

But enough about other old actions stars. Let’s take a deeper look at this new Liam Neeson movie, which is reportedly set in Ireland in the 1970’s. Titled In the Land of Saints and Sinners, the movie’s synopsis reads as follows:

“Eager to leave his dark past behind, Finbar Murphy (Liam Neeson) leads a quiet life in the remote coastal town of Glencolmcille, far from the political violence that grips the rest of the country.

But when a menacing crew of terrorists arrive, led by a ruthless woman named Doirean (Kerry Condon), Finbar is drawn into an increasingly vicious game of cat and mouse, forcing him to choose between exposing his secret identity or defending his friends and neighbors.”

When are evil groups of people going to learn to stop messing with Liam Neeson? And I feel like nearly every Neeson movie that’s ever been made features him trying to “lead a quiet life,” which obviously doesn’t work out since he always has to go kick a bunch of ass at some point.

Hell, even the Taken franchise stretched out to three movies. You would have thought the terrorists would have gotten the memo not to mess with Neeson after he took back what was taken from him not once, not twice, but THREE times.

To be honest, I’d love to see a Liam Neeson movie where he’s trying to live a normal, non-violent life…and he succeeds. The film would just be him paying bills, going to the grocery, and hanging out with his grandkids.

That would be an interesting angle, but it wouldn’t put people in seats like this trailer does:

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