Thursday, June 24, 2010

From Paris with Love (2010) - MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Pierre Morel
Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Our boy Travolta is back on the big screen as special agent Charlie Wax in this almost comedic shoot em up from the director of Taken, Pierre Morel. The plot isn't too complex so I won't say too much about it. Wax gets called into Paris on assignment and teams up with low-level CIA agent James Reese (Meyers). What ensues is a 90 minute action packed, expletive ridden tale about getting the bad guy. It's really not a heavy film like Taken. It has plenty of comic relief delivered by Travolta that is reminiscent of Mel Gibson's Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon series.

Overall, the cast isn't great, the acting isn't awe inspiring and just about any hollywood hack could come up with the story. That being said, it's fun seeing Travolta play this character. Probably wouldn't have been as fun with another actor.

No need to rush out and see it. If you have some time up your sleeve you wont hate yourself for spending 90 minutes on this.

Check out the trailer

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