Liam Neeson Adds Waze Voice Navigation to Very Particular Set of Skills
If you have a MoviePass and you’ve already used it to catch up on awards season favorites like Lady Bird; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and The Shape of Water, or if you’ve already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi six times and don’t feel like you could possibly wring another detail from a seventh viewing, you might be planning to get out this weekend to see Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, The Commuter.
Lucky for you, if you use Waze to navigate to the theater, the voice of Neeson is now available to guide you to your showing of choice. The latest in Waze’s celebrity offerings—joining the ranks of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Colbert, Morgan Freeman, and C-3PO—Neeson’s voice is available until January 14th and can be set by firing up Waze and going into Settings > Voice Directions > Liam Neeson.
If you’re thinking this means you’ll get some witty one-liners, don’t get your hopes up. This is basically just Liam Neeson telling you to turn right, turn left, or make a U-turn, which is all well and good in and of itself. If you were expecting some kind of play on his famous “I have a particular set of skills” speech from Taken, 1.) there’s nothing like that to be had, and 2.) of course there wouldn’t be because that’s a completely different movie, you dingus.
Strangely, the only real character line Neeson seems to offer is when you encounter a hazard and are instructed to “activate stealth mode.” Which is weird in the sense that Neeson’s character in The Commuter is an accountant and not some kind of super spy (though chances are good that he rises to the occasion with super spy-like moves), and also in that it doesn’t make sense to utilize stealth mode to avoid a pothole or a disabled vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road. If anything, you’d probably want to be completely visible in that situation.
Anyway, act now, because you’ve only got three days to be guided to thy destination by the dulcet tones of Liam “Qui-Gon Jinn” Neeson. After that, maybe Waze will do the right thing and bring in Tommy Wiseau as its next voice option.
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