Liam Neeson keeps his career path on rails in ‘The Commuter’ trailer

Like its human namesake, The Commuter practically begs you not to make eye contact with it. The movie is the fourth collaboration between a gun-toting Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra, the director who’s dragged Neeson through such forgettable, sub-Taken actioners as Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night. A sad and unintentionally meta effort, The Commuter sees our mid-60s hero offered a huge wad of cash to do the same routine he did in Non-Stop: wield a pistol and growl into a phone about being set up while trying to finger his foe on mass transit. But here the transportation vessel is a train instead of an airplane. Because we already crammed him into a sub for K-19: The Widowmaker.

Anyway, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, and Elizabeth McGovern co-star. You can see how much more of the film weirdly emphasizes wedding rings when The Commuter inauspiciously hits theaters January 12.