A man seeks revenge on those that killed his son.
The plot was such a small part of why this film was unique and enjoyable.
The story moved from generic revenge to absurdist very quickly.
The comedy and absurdity was refreshing.
The music was quirky and silly, adding to the overall enjoyment.
None of the absurdity is explained but is that a bad thing?
I went in expecting a generic revenge action film starring generic revenge action film actor Liam Neeson. Instead, I was treated to a film that was so much more. The continued death count was a great way to tie seemingly unrelated plot lines together. I think most of the main players were given at least some backstory, which was a welcome change–even the most generic of characters like the antagonist's henchmen were given at least some motivation. The characters maintaining normalcy as abnormal events made way for absurdity was a fun choice and risky one. Having all the different backstories intertwine was a great payoff. Finally, being able to leave the theatre not quite sure if I'd seen an intentional comedy but still having enjoyed myself was a rare treat. What an absolutely weird film but one I'm glad I watched.