I just saw a preview for Unknown. It’s a new Liam Neeson thriller where he plays a badass who is out for revenge. Or something like that.
And I keep thinking — is this the same Liam Neeson from Schindler’s List, Love Actually, and Les Misérables? I’m not complaining. I loved him in Taken and A-Team. And yes, I know he was in Darkman and Batman Returns. (Those awful Star Warns movies don’t count.) But come on. A truly dark, angry action star? When did Liam Neeson get to be the guy who is on the outskirts of society looking back in? When did he become a modern day action star?
Boomers, take heart. You can have a second chance. Just like Liam Neeson.
One day you’re working in IT and everything is fine. Then some obnoxious HR chick asks you to come to a conference room and she tells you that your job is ending in two weeks. You’re pissed. You’re lost. You’re confused. You work through the five stages of grief — and suddenly, you’re in a new place. A better place. A more interesting place.
Suddenly, you live in a world where Liam Neeson is a bona fide fucking action hero.
Who saw that coming?
I know you don’t feel it, but something else is on the horizon for you.
Things might be okay.
Liam Neeson should give you hope.