Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Movie Review: "From Paris With Love"

Tonight I went to an advance screening of the new movie "From Paris with Love". I received the movie passes courtesy of Lionsgate films.

I knew from the trailers that this film was going to be wild, but nothing can prepare you for what you are going to see on that movie screen.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays James Reece, a very smart, very naive U.S. government employee working as an assistant in the American embassy in Paris by day and a wannabe spy by night. I fell in love with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in his role as the downright evil, oversexed Henry VIII in the HBO series "The Tutors", so him playing a nice guy in this movie was very interesting.

John Travolta plays Charlie Wax, a military spy who is as crazy as they come. When Reece meets Wax, his whole world is put into a tailspin from which he never recovers. He learns very quickly that being a government spy is not the fantasy job that he envisioned and the line between good and evil needs to be blurred if he is to make it out of this assignment alive.

This movie is "Training Day" set in the ghettos of Paris. There is violence from the minute that Wax meets Reece to the very end of the movie. I sat with my mouth open for most of the film. "From Paris with Love" is funny, it is very exciting, it is shocking, and it is VERY, VERY VIOLENT! So be prepared for a wild ride and leave the kids at home.

"From Paris with Love" opens this Friday, February 5th....