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I really enjoyed this one from start to finish. This was a good one like "Broken Arrow" and had the right combination of comedy, drama, and action. I'll go see it again.
Action packed garbage with actually very lame action scenes.
Travolta cannot compete with himself while in Pulp Fiction.
Who is Meyers and how can a miserable little man like him play anything other than a miserable little man?
Weak story and more of a comedy than an "action/adventure."
Good thing I get a discount on movies and there is absolutely nothing else to do in Fort Sill, OK other than watching movies.
I thought John Travolta was very good in his part. I hope he goes
on to make more "ACTION" movies because he is very good in them. I look forward to seeing him in more movies. I did not
feel I wasted my money going to see this movie.
Pulp Fiction was released in 1994. That film signaled John Travolta’s reemergence into popular culture, with good reason. He could have easily coasted by on the strength of Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary’s brilliant script. Instead, he took what he was given and expanded on it to make Vincent Vega the epitome of cool. Since then, Travolta has been coasting from film to film, taking in giant amounts of money and slowly wasting the good will he had built up in one of the best films of the last 20 years. In From Paris With Love, he tries to get back some of the cool he had 16 years ago. Unfortunately for the audience, we learn that sometimes you can’t go home again.
This mess of a film also stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an aide to the US embassy in France and low level CIA operative who dreams big. That is, until he is pulled into the world of underworld drug rings and guns by Travolta’s Charlie Wax, who says things that were hip in cool in the mid 90s, but today couldn’t be more cliché. Some of the dialogue even references Travolta’s earlier triumph, with predictably lame results.
Director Pierre Morel has experience creating exciting action, from District B13 to last year’s Taken. Here, there’s a lot of bombast and car crashes. The action isn’t bad, but action for action’s sake doesn’t make it good either. And the script is in equal parts lame, stupid, and unbelievable. What’s worse, the movie doesn’t know if it wants to be a comedy, an action film, or a drama. If the filmmakers don’t care to figure it out, why should we?
From Paris With Love continues the current trend of action film as video game. Filmmakers can’t seem to balance a story with chases, great dialogue and characters with shootouts. Everyone involved with this film would be smart to look back at a film like Pulp Fiction and learn what made it good, instead of just trying to emulate its cool.
First let me say that I love John Travolta. He was not bad in this, but the movie was very corny. At first, I thought it was supposed to be some kind of a farce but, in the end, I realized it was just a really bad movie. I would pass on this one.
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