The action/thriller genre isn't exactly bustling with new ideas, which is why we find ourselves in a place where we often get a number of films in certain action/thriller sub-genres that focuses squarely on one subject and exploiting it for all its worth. No other sub-genre has been as exploited nearly as much as what is known as the airplane thriller. With a number of quality films already under its wing such as big budget event films like Air Force One, Executive Decision and smaller fare like Red Eye and Flight Plan (we'll try to forget about Snakes on a Plane), one has to wonder how much more there is left for filmmakers to do in an airplane that hasn't already been done to death.
Well, it seems the big innovation with our latest excursion into the unfriendly skies isn't so much about the plot as it is about who is on that plane. If you couldn't already guess, the ace up the sleeve of the new airplane thriller Non-Stop is none other than born again action star Liam Neeson. While normally a casting choice wouldn't be enough to separate one film from the countless other similar entries into the airplane thriller sub-genre, this time it proves to be the only real compelling piece of this puzzle. Read the full review after the break.