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While working at the American embassy in Paris, low-level intelligence agent James Reece gets involved in espionage when he's pulled into a terrorist plot by high-ranking but uncouth American operative Charlie Wax, who's trying to stop it.
If I had directed this film, the first thing I would have done was demand that both the main actors shave. Their facial hair is the worst. Travolta's evil goatee looks like it is either dyed, or fake, and Rhy Meyers barely there upper lip & chin scruff is simply terrible.
Apart from my problems with the facial hair, I actually have a lot of fun with this film. The story is pretty much nonsensical, but who needs story when there is so much pointless killing going on. I think technically Travolta's character Charlie Wax could be charged with multiple counts of murder, as he kills many unarmed people in the film, when arresting them would have made more sense. I…
rewatched because i wanted to see if i was right in my suspicions about Pierre Morel being a total hack, but had no memory of this. i was. this guy makes seven cuts when one will do, and as one of EuropaCorp's house assholes, he's fond of cutting away from impacts in favor of an illusion of speed. in fairness there's one decent shootout in an apartment building, but we're looking at two minutes out of 90-plus.
and speaking as a fan of manic Travolta performances, he's overdoing it here. look only to BROKEN ARROW or FACE/OFF to see the real thing. and fuck you for the Royale with Cheese joke.
while i'm at it, this is also generally racist and misogynist...every villain is either middle-eastern or asian or a woman. Luc Besson is a thoughtcriminal.
No amount of bald, goatee wearing, foul mouthed, ludicrously overacting Travolta can save this film from being the boring and predictable waste of time that it is.
Oh dear, whoever picked that stunt man to mimic John Travolta must have been fucking blind.
I refuse to believe there was any Love present in the making of this garbage. 18 Travoltas Down.
John Travolta is a blast. Without him the film is "just" a disaster.
Action. Muy, mucho, mas.
Indestructible action hero who always knows what to do no matter what; vulnerable rookie coming into his own as an action man. Check.
American acting crazy with total repudiation of local law enforcement. Check.
Asian, French, and Middle Eastern stereotypes. Check. American ones for that matter (since it’s a French production), also, check.
Over-the-hill actor going overboard with his performance and creepy look. Check.
Obligatory male bonding scene. Check.
Shallow plot punctuated by video game style violence. Check.
Look, if trash is what your fix demands, look no further. Even so, there is only so much dumb one can take in one sitting. Thankfully some basic character development and plot turns spike up the interest somewhat for the final act, but that really isn't saying very much.
Smash, Bang and kill them all. But with Travolta and Rhys-Meyers, truly enjoyable kick-ass entertainment. Ok, high body count and all but c'est la vie en France! :)
Travolta is just excellent in this one ! Would be really cool to get a sequel of this one.
After watching From Paris With Love on two separate occasions, I found that if you can stomach the Travolta-less first twenty minutes, you are left with nothing but explosions, over-the-top dialogue, and cheesy twist after cheesy twist. In not his best venture, Travolta plays bald man Charlie Wax, the “bad” good guy whose unorthodox way of settling issues produces the only interesting points of the film. Compared to Travolta’s more known parts, this one does not even compare, despite a scene straight out of Pulp Fiction. I definitely could have done without Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose lack of spontaneity in his part left him dry and uneventful.
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Good: John Travolta was charismatic as usual in this movie, even if his shaved head and goatee gave me pause. Even if I didn't love his character, I was happy whenever he was on screen because he was going for it. I also appreciated that the movie didn't take itself too seriously, given how fucking ridiculous it was.
Bad: I am not super familiar with the work of Jonathan Rhys Meyers but based on his performance in this movie, he is a black hole of anti-charisma. It wasn't even that his acting was that bad but it was painfully dull and every moment spent just with him was a moment wasted. He had zero chemistry with John Travolta, despite Travolta's…
This movie is not good, but there are a couple great sequences and Travolta turns in an all time ham job performance as bald cap wearin', goatee havin', rocket grenade propellin' Charlie Wax. So if you wanna see total pussy Jonathan Rhys Meyers cry out "WAXXXXXXXX!" every time something awesome happens, give it a whirl.
Another Luc Besson assembly line movie. Travolta is trying so hard to be cool and fails incredibly.
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