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Thursday, 2nd September 2010
Movie Review: From Paris With Love (2010)
By Kevin Walton

A personal aide to U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. All James wants is to become a bona fide agent and see some real action. So when he's offered his first senior-level assignment, he can't believe his good luck until he meets his new partner, special agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta) - a trigger-happy, wisecracking, loose cannon who's been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. Wax leads James on a white-knuckle shooting spree through the Parisian underworld that has James praying for his desk job. But when James discovers he's a target of the same crime ring they're trying to bust, he realizes there's no turning back...and that Wax himself might be his only hope for making it through the next forty-eight hours alive.

This has got to be one of the most awesome John Travolta movies that I have ever seen!
It is full of adventure, action, suspense and comedy. Always one step ahead of the bad guys, Charlie Wax is a very cool, calm and collected killing machine who always gets the job done. He makes James Bond look like a pansy.
Almost the complete opposite to Charlie Wax is his temporary partner, James Reece, who is not without his own charm, and together they make an incredible and absolutely hilarious team.

The only problem (I don’t know, maybe it’s just because I have watched way too many movies), is that it was so blindingly obvious to me from the start who the main conspirator would eventually turn out to be. That being said, I found this movie was more about the journey than the destination anyway, so the predictability of the outcome takes very little away from the thrill and excitement that the movie has to offer.