With Valentine's day around the corner you might be looking for a movie to go watch with your sweetheart. Don't be fooled by the title of this film and assume that it's a romantic one. Far from it. "From Paris With Love" is an action packed film full of suspense, car chases and guns a-blazing.
James Reece (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) works as a personal aide to the U.S. Ambassaor in France. Recently engaged to his French girlfriend Caroline (Kasia Smutniak), on the side James works as a low level operative for the CIA with the hopes of becoming a full fledged agent someday. His wish is about to come true when he gets a senior level assignment but then he meets his partner Charlie Wax (John Travolta) and realizes that he is about to get much more than he bargained for.
Charlie's ways are quite unorthodox and many times lands the duo into dangerous situations that make James wonder if he's really cut out for this type of work. As they work towards preventing a terrorist attack, they wind up in shooting sprees along the way with various gangs and criminals operating in the area. Things get even more complicated when James discovers he's a target of the same crime ring they're trying to bust. As things start to unravel and truths are discovered, James must fight to stay alive and will have to make decisions that will forever change the course of his life.
It's been a while since I've seen a really good John Travolta performance. The role of Charlie surely must have been demanding for him, as the role was quite physical. He was looking in much better shape and was able to carry the role well. This was also possible due to the witty and dark humor of the script. If you liked him in Pulp Fiction, you'll probably like him in this film as well.
Ladies, I'm sure many of you will agree that Jonathan Rhys-Meyers has amazing blue eyes. The striking color added to the expressions on his face and overall his performance was good but was overshadowed by Travolta.
Now the script…it starts off a bit slow but then once things get rolling, they keep going. The movie is generally fast paced, has some cool car chases but it's a total bloodbath. While some twists were a bit predictable, a few will surely catch you by surprise.