Blacklight starts as Travis Block (Neeson) shows how he can help undercover agents escape difficult situations, using his skills. He has been doing this for years, now reaching the age where he might want to step away and get connected with his daughter Amanda (Boom) and granddaughter.
Travis will find his protégé Dusty Crane (Smith) being tracked down by the FBI director Gabriel Robinson (Quinn) after he wants to expose the secrets that the government is targeting citizens, wanting to break the story through journalist Mira Jones (Raver-Lampman). Travis will be left to decide what he thinks is right, bring out the truth or escape this life.
Plot: Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.
Director: Mark Williams
Writer: Mark Williams (Screenplay) Brandon Reavis, Nick May (Story)
Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Taylor John Smith, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Claire van der Boom, Yael Stone
Thoughts – Blacklight is the latest action movie starring an aging action star Liam Neeson, as he looks to uncover the truth about the job he has been doing for years, helping the FBI clean up loose ends. This will bring the action side of things that will end up showing the deeper side clean up difficult situations that could expose the truth. The other side of the film will look into a conspiracy theory about the government doing what they want to keep their own secrets from coming out. The balance between thriller and action works well, with Liam Neeson doing the typical entertaining leading man role, which works to give the film a more intense side. Having the journalist looking for a story through Emmy Raver-Lampman gives us the hard-working determined character that holds her own throughout the film. This might well end up unfolding how you fully expect, entertaining along the way.
Final Thoughts – Blacklight is an entertaining action thriller.