Last night, Glenn, Pat, and Stu ventured out in the frigid New York City weather to see Liam Neeson’s new thriller Non-Stop. All three guys are big fans of Neeson, and the first two thirds of the film did not disappoint. But it all went downhill from there. In fact, the end of the movie is so bad, Glenn felt the need to spoil the plot on radio this morning as to ensure no one else wastes their time or money.
WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.
If you are still planning to see Non-Stop this weekend and do not wish to heed Glenn’s warning, do not watch the video or read the story below. If you would like to save yourself $30 and 2 hours, keep on reading.
“Well, it's Friday in New York City. I went to see a movie last night, and I was really excited because I thought, ‘I'm going to be able to get on the air today… [and] tell you about a movie that you're going to love because it is great,’” Glenn said. “It is really great, until you find out that the killer… is a U.S. military guy who believes in the Constitution. Oh, did I just spoil Non-Stop? Oh, I should have said that there was a spoiler alert.”
In case you are unfamiliar with the premise of Non-Stop, here is the IMDB summary of the film:
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
As it turns out, the threatening text messages are coming from a former U.S. military member. Much to Glenn’s surprise, even the liberal New York audience groaned when the ‘bad guy’ was revealed.
“Here's the thing: Even in New York City that got groans,” Glenn said. “Because you're going through the whole movie, and it's a good movie… [but] it's not worth seeing once you know that they made the terrorist ex-military for the U.S… When it's revealed, the audience in New York City went, ‘Oh, gee.’”
“It doesn't even make sense,” Pat added. “And even the row of New Yorkers in front of us, I heard complaining about it after. For a second I thought I was in Texas. And I thought, no, wait! We're in Manhattan!”
Ultimately, Glenn had a very simple message for anyone who was considering seeing Non-Stop this weekend: Don’t do it.
“Don't see Non-Stop. It's an insult. It's an insult to anybody who believes in the Constitution and believes in our military,” Glenn concluded. “I said, ‘I make a promise to you: I will not treat our military the way we treated our Vietnam veterans.’ And we're doing it now. We're not taking care of their health, we're dismissing them when they get back, and now we're making them into our terrorists at our movies. And it's the same weasely people that are doing it. Don't go see Non-Stop.”
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