A Liam Neeson movie recently added to Netflix has been branded ‘Taken on ice’ - high praise, eh?
Cold Pursuit is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), which centres on snowplough driver Nelson ‘Nels’ Coxman (played by Neeson), who sets out to seek revenge of a group of drug dealers who killed his son (played by Neeson’s real-life son Micheál Richardson).
In doing so, Nels ends up setting off a turf war between two rival drug cartels. You can check out a trailer here:
The film also stars Jurassic Park’s Laura Den as Nel’s wife Grace.
A brief synopsis from Netflix explains: “In this icy revenge thriller, Nels Coxman sets out on a deadly rampage as he tracks down members of a Denver drug cartel who he believes killed his son, Kyle.”
The flick, which was released back in 2019, has now landed on Netflix where it has quickly made its way into the top spot on the streamer’s most watched list.
But its vengeful dad plot is leading to many viewers making the same observation: the movie is essentially Taken, with ice.
Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, one viewer said: “Liam Neeson's movie Cold Pursuit = Taken on ice.”
Another said: “Watching Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson and, just like every movie he's done since Taken, it's basically just another remake of Taken.” You say that like it’s a bad thing, mate.
A third wrote: “Watching Cold Pursuit. It’s Liam Neeson time! Taken on ice?”
While someone else commented: “Isn’t Cold Pursuit just Taken in the snow?!”
Speaking to Men’s Health back in April, Neeson shared his thoughts on the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) and it turns out he’s not a fan.
He said: "UFC I can’t stand. That to me is like a bar fight.
"I know the practitioners are like, 'No, you’re wrong - the months of training we do...'
"Why don’t you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head? That’s the next stage of the UFC. I hate it."
Hitting out at McGregor, he added: "That little leprechaun Conor McGregor, he gives Ireland a bad name. I know he’s fit, and I admire him for that. But I can’t take it." Ouch. Shots fired.