Friday, February 25, 2011

The Dukes See a Movie: Unknown

A few days back the Dukes had a few dollars and a few hours on their hands. We decided to use them both on the movie Unknown. Now some of you may be confused, is that a movie title or you you picking a movie entirely at random? The answer is a movie title. Don't worry you aren't the only ones that were befuddled by this. In attempting to tell people of the event we had this conversation several times. Sadly that caused me to prematurely judge the movie. "Stupid name. All you do is breed confusion. I hate you Unknown the movie title." That is a real conversation I had with myself in my mind.

Back to the actual show. In the movie Liam Neeson plays a character called Martin Harris (seriously Martin Harris. I thought it was going to be some really strange interpretation about how the church started.) He arrives in Berlin with his wife and as they are about to check in he realizes he forgot his briefcase at the airport. He gets a cab and starts heading back. Lucky for all of us movie watchers the cab driver is none other than Diane Kruger the German born hottie. (She is the main girl in National Treasure) On the way back they are in a crazy accident and end up in the river. She pulls Dr.  Harris out of the car and ditches the place. When he wakes up in a hospital he is a little out of it. He is pretty confused but convinces tham to let him go.

Naturally he seeks out his wife but when he gets there she doesn't seem to recognize him and there is another man playing the part of Dr. Harris. He is cleverly called Martin B in the end credits. I don't know why but that made me happy. The real Martin Harris starts to remember that he was there for some kind of Bio convention and that someone may be in danger. In the end he enlists the help of the hot cab driver and some really old communist spy guy.

Here I am going to have to leave you with a good amount of nothing since it would give away the ending. the movie was good and had a Hitchcockian flair to it. It has some twists and a good amount of suspense. The action sequences were decent and things blew up. The dukes enjoyed the movie, well the dukes minus a ginger. He didn't like it but since I have a much classier taste in films you should listen to my opinions not his. I watch foreign films for fun for Pete's sake.

Rating 3.5 stars. (the movie title lost it a quarter star)

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