Even at 60 years old, Neeson still manages to have cross-generational appeal, and makes a far more believable action hero than puerile pretty boys like Shia LeBeouf or Liam Hemsworth, whose acting is an amalgamation of upper lip peach fuzz and dour glowers.
For me, actors can get on a roll and make good, popular films. But the true sign of a movie star is when they can pull audiences into movies that aren't very good. Steve Carell has been doing that in spades.
The big budget remake of "Clash of the Titans" opens this weekend with a polished trailer promising many thrilling, CG-created actions scenes, and 3-D effects. Sadly, none of this superficial eye candy makes the movie entertaining.