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From Paris with Love
Two agents. One city. No merci.
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.
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.
6.5/10. Fun movie. Not that hard to follow, fun to watch. Just a little bit too much useless shooting.
This film was given short-shrift by the critics, but frankly, for a half-brainer action movie (not a no-brainer, because there is a fairly intricate little through-line to follow), it's not half-bad. I would daresay...enjoyable. Think of it as "Training Day". For spies. On smack. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is James Reese, a low-level intelligence functionary stationed at the US embassy in Paris. His greatest desire is to be come a full field agent. Well, he gets his wish when he is assigned a partner: Charlie Wax (John Travolta, in a nice scenery-chewing role), a special operative in Paris on a mission that becomes more and more involved and destructive the longer Charlie is on the ground, involving drug dealers, terrorists, Asian…
one more thing to regret in life: watching this movie.
Pretty sure I'm going to forget I ever even watched this movie within about 36 hours.
The best part of this movie was when John Travolta reminded us of a better movie he was in.
Yes, I too would have preferred a Royale with Cheese.
Kind of a meh story, but with some great action sequences (or at least "action moments") peppered throughout. Not sure the buddy chemistry works; Rhys Myers doing an odd American accent probably hurts things there. I wanted a fun action movie to pass a Saturday afternoon, and this one was okay but underwhelming.
I am convinced the poor guy's sanity hangs by a thread at times. Kermode is pretty much the reason I…
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