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“From Paris With Love,” Good Anti-Terrorist Film or Waste?

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Posted on February 6 2010 12:00 pm
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Action films are usually hit and miss with most people. They can be great (like The Hurt Locker) or painful to watch (like Transformers 2:Revenge of the Fallen). The genre has always had a split audience and too many films fall right in the middle. We know that not all action films are created equal and some filmmakers work great together on certain films and not on others. Evidence: Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer making The Rock and going on to poison us with Armageddon.

Two more regular collaborators are Luc Besson (writer) and Pierre Morel (director) who created last year’s action thriller Taken (critics were split, I enjoyed it). Their follow up film is the latest John Travolta vehicle, From Paris With Love. Many people wonder why Besson hasn’t gotten back to the level of filmmaking that solidified his name with The Professional (which he both wrote and directed). His latest film leaves us still asking questions.

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