Wednesday, October 10, 2012

QUESTION: Best Liam Neeson character?

With Taken 2 being released this week I thought it would only be right to ask you which character you think is the best one Mr Neeson has played. This could be due to his performance or to the character himself but let's face it Neeson does make a character his own. The five I have picked for selection are the five I think he is most known for, or the ones that he is very noticeable as, so without further ado; what is Liam Neeson's best character?

1. HENRI DUCARD/ RA'S AL GHUL (Batman Begins) - Liam Neeson turns up in this film at the very beginning to help Bruce Wayne fight injustice against the corrupt in Gotham City, ultimately feeding Bruce with the idea to become a legend. He may be a good guy at the beginning but his true identity becomes apparent towards the end where we learn he is Ra's Al Ghul himself and was training Bruce to take down Gotham.

2. OSKAR SCHINDLER (Schindler's List) - Playing the title character in Spielberg's epic, Neeson brings a subtle sadness to the character who does all he can to rescue the Jews from the concentration camps after learning about the hideous crimes the Nazi's undertake on them.

3. QUI-GON JINN (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace) - Here he plays the master of Ewan McGregor's Obi Wan Kenobi. Neeson trains him and feels every bit a teacher, much like he is when Ducard, but it is when he has to stand and fight himself where Neeson excels, in the final battle with Darth Maul.

4. BRYAN MILLS (Taken) - In the surprise hit of 2008 Neeson plays a Father, who was once in the CIA, who must hunt down the people who have kidnapped his daughter to sell on the International prostitution circuit. Neeson has some great lines and confirms himself as an action hero of the future.

5. ASLAN (The Chronicles Of Narnia) - This one had to be put in there as it is so obviously him every time that Lion speaks. The fact that Neeson is a lion is a warrant alone to have the character of Aslan on this list. Neeson's voice adds to the ferocity that a lion is connected with, and that boom, which the base in a cinema highlights, in his growly voice makes you wonder if that is how a lion would sound like if he spoke.

There you have it then, 5 of Liam Neeson's most well known characters as well as some of his best. If you would like to vote on them add your choice in the comments, or if there is any others add them yourself. My favourite would have to be Ducard as it was him that created the Batman; although sometimes I do think was it actually Neeson himself who suggested the Batman? Either option sounds great.

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