Thursday, March 4, 2010
Move Review of From Paris With Love
From Paris with love - 4/10
Directed by Pierre Morel
Cast - John Travolta,Jonathan Rhys Meyers
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.
When I first watched Pierre Morel's first movie District 13,I was completely blown away.From the fight choreography to the stunts,everything was fantastic.Even though the storyline was rather shit and B-grade,I didn't really gave a fuck about it.Then I watched Taken which had Liam Neeson acting as an ex assassin or some shit like that.It was pretty watchable.The writing of Luc Besson and the directing of Pierre Morel was a good combo.And like District 13,Taken had good fight choreography and stunts and a shitty storyline as well.Now From Paris with love,we have the same formula but sadly this time the fight scenes and stunts were a tad bit mediocre and the plot is pretty much killing bad guys while spewing out strings of vulgarities.This is strictly a guy movie.No women will enjoy this.Its mindless entertainment.
With the storyline thrown out of the window,you can throw out the acting as well.Travolta does what he does best...being fat and vulgar while acting tough and violent.And that bald,goatee with a silver ear stud look makes him look like a white Samuel L.Jackson.But still he was entertaining.There's a line in the movie where he will use a pretty famous line from Pulp Fiction(it involves a burger).I giggled and groaned at the same time upon hearing that.His partner, Jonathan Rhys Meyer on the other hand do not seem to be the ideal actor to be cast opposite Travolta.And what crawled on his face and died? that thin frenchie moustache was irritating the shit out of me throughout the whole movie.
Cinematography and cameraworks weren't given much attention really..well cause there weren't much to begin with actually.There is a possibility that this movie will be heavily censored and thus editing will be fuckall but Its been given a M18 rating here and I don't really trust our beloved censorshit board so its better to wait for the DVD release or just download it.
Richard Stevens: I'm not your driver. I'm your partner.
FBI agent Charlie Wax: Yeah, you're the chess player. I read your file.
Richard Stevens: You play?
FBI agent Charlie Wax: Do I look like I play board games?
FBI agent Charlie Wax:Wax on! Wax off!
Recommended movies done by the director
District 13 (Banlieue 13)