Sam Neill is under-utilized.
The first time I noticed Sam Neill, he was in The Hunt for Red October. I've liked him ever since. If I need a voice of reason... If I need a comforting, intelligent father/authority figure... I'm going to Sam Neill. His voice makes me feel safer than Christmas ham at Mel Brooks' house.
Go look at his filmography, though. Check out all the junk he's been in since Jurassic Park. What have casting directors been doing for the last twenty years? You go from the lead in one of Spielberg's biggest films to those Merlin TV movies?
If you'd like to see something new from Mr. Neill, basically avoid all that garbage and be on the lookout for a little New Zealand film called Hunt for the Wilderpeople. I hear good things. Between Sam, Taika Waititi, Jemaine & Brett, and Rhys Darby, at this point I basically want to be a Kiwi.