dvd 3* "Unknown" 2011 stars Liam Neeson as an American professor Martin Harris who leaves his cool blonde wife Elizabeth (January Jones) at the conference hotel, to fetch briefcase left at airport. But, rescued from a cab accident by driver Gina (Diane Kruger) puts him in the hospital, unconscious for three days. When he returns to the hotel, he finds his wife has a different husband (Aidan Quinn), who shows up later at another meeting, with exactly the same knowledge as our protagonist.
In dvd Taken 2008, the former CIA agent uses skills and contacts to rescue his teenage daughter, kidnapped by international prostitute traffickers from her first overseas trip. Terrifying. If I had seen this before my first trip to Europe, I might never have gone. Again, we root for him, now seemingly without those resources.
But he has flashbacks to his wife with dark hair, and I guessed the surprise, including predictable romance. Still a fast action thriller with quick deaths, long fights, and big explosions.
Stars: Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger, Aidan Quin