If you can believe it, it’s been 10 years since Liam Neeson was reborn as an action star in Taken.
The movie featured Neeson as an ex-CIA agent seeking revenge on his daughter’s kidnappers. It led to two popular sequels, but last year he said he was retiring from action movies. That may have been premature.
In 2019, audiences can see Neeson in Hard Powder, where he plays a snowplow driver turned revenge-fueled killer after his son is murdered. So, Taken in the snow, right?
The familiar territory of Hard Powder and its kooky premise — really? snowplow driver? — led the internet to poke fun at Neeson’s expense.
Liam Neeson movie generator is just Liam+random job+revenge https://t.co/ZV6rEzZltu
— Dad (@fivefifths) August 17, 2018
Liam Neeson on a bus! Liam Neeson in an Uber! Liam Neeson on a parade float!
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) August 17, 2018
Liam Neeson is THE ZAMBONI DRIVER in ICE COLD
Liam Neeson is TAKING OUT THE TRASH in THE GARBAGEMAN (this one works in reverse as well)
Liam Neeson is THE ZEPPELIN PILOT in TAKEN4: THIS TIME HE'S MURDERING PEOPLE IN A STEAMPUNK SETTING https://t.co/vhlBzbv5li
— Jacob Parakilas (@Jparakilas) August 17, 2018
Liam Neeson is a
snow plow driver, whose
son is killed by a drug dealer, driving him to do battle with
a Native American tribe and
someone named Vikinghttps://t.co/tYTF2qywUj
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 17, 2018
And in the ongoing saga of The Simpsons predicting every pop culture event — remember in 2000 when they imagined a Trump presidency? — one fan compared Hard Powder to an old Simpsons episode.
— Andrew S (@a_stoth) August 17, 2018
He’s likely referring to the “Mr. Plow” episode, in which Homer plays an entrepreneurial snowplow driver.
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