Thursday, 19 August 2010

From Love With Paris

Meant to watch this when it came out, missed it, and so I pick it up now. Not sure if this counts more as a Luc Besson "idea I had" movie or a John Travolta vehicle movie.

The story isn't much more than "bad guys in Paris get killed". Yeah, there's something about how James Reece wants to be a gun-toting spy, and get a pair, but, meh, most of his scenes are stolen by Charlie Wax, so who cares about him? And right now, I can't remember if there were any motivation for the bad guys other than "we're terrorists", which shows how important that was to the plot.

As indicated, John Travolta completely takes over this movie. From the trailer, it seems like he's a lot of a dick, and while he is an arrogant bastard, he has a few more layers to him than the one, and a hint of an actual fully fleshed background, and thus comes across as a deeper character than you'd expect. Jonathon Rhys Meyers, on the other hand, doesn't really change that much over the movie, and considering he's supposed to be the focus, shows that he's really just the subplot.

Not a deep movie, but enjoyable for all that.


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