For anyone who thought that the surprisingly not awful A Walk Among the Tombstones might be Liam Neeson(s)’ first step back towards credibility after nearly a decade of Takens, I’m sorry to disappoint you. By signing on to do the sequel of a movie about a heavy-drinking, weed-smoking, chick-banging (high five!) teddy bear, Liam Neeson has effectively waved the white flag of credibility. He gives up.
Because whatever legal or illegal substances may have let you enjoy the first 45 minutes or so of Ted, its sequel is not a career-building move. It is a let me buy a yacht and live on it in peace move. This is Liam Neeson’s life now, funded by that dirty, sticky MacFarlane money.
At least he’s not in ENTIRELY terrible company.
Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014
Sigh. But I know what you’re thinking. “What about Non-Stop though?” And you’re right. They can’t take that away from us.