Monday, 20 September 2010

From Paris With Love: DVD Review

From Paris With Love: DVD Review

From Paris With Love
Released by Sony Home Pictures
Rating: R16

From a story by Luc Besson and from the director who made Liam Neeson an action man in Taken comes From Paris With Love.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as James Reece, a young employee of the US ambassador in France. With his 1920s style spiv like moustache and slightly uptight attitude, Reece is a model employee, deeply in love with his girlfriend Caroline and when his country calls him, he's a bit of a rookie spy.

He yearns to play a bigger role in the espionage world.

He's given that chance - enter John Travolta's dome headed slightly unhinged Charlie Wax who's an operative with the CIA and in France to try and stop a terrorist attack.

But given these two are polar ends of the spectrum when it comes to attitudes and Reece finds himself in a world he never imagined he'd be part of.

What do you say about From Paris With Love? With its tagline, Two agents, One City, no Merci, explosions, gunfights and beatings set to heavy metal, let's be clear this isn't rocket science - or a film you particularly need to concentrate on the plot of (although you do have to keep up).

However, it is more entertaining than you'd expect.

And it's worth it for just one moment - to see John Travolta finally get that burger he talked about in Pulp Fiction all those years ago....

Extras: Making of, deleted and extended scenes and a music video

Rating: 6/10

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