This believe it or not rumour comes from the head of a Bulgarian film studio where The Expendables 2 is to start shooting in September, so take it as you wish.
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city
Directed: Pierre Morel
What we think: Luc Besson has given us some truly inspired action films and From Paris with Love is right up there, if you enjoyed Taken then this will be right up your avenue.
For the action nuts out there this might be your one opportunity to lull the Mrs. into a false sense of security, as the title would suggest this is hardly a romantic ensemble of any sorts. Despite the setting of picturesque Paris it merely sets the scene for sheer carnage – guns, explosions, car chases and bazookas.
Director Pierre Morel is right at home here, having helmed two of the Transporter films which simply showcase amazing stunts and breathtaking action scenes which over shadow a completely ridiculous plot. And From Paris with Love has just that, Travolta teams up with the fresh faced Jonathan Rhys Meyers to hunt down and stop a terrorist attack.
It jumps about a bit, one minute they’re bringing down a Chinese drug ring which ties into a trip to a terrorist cell and then finally onto a meeting of high ranking delegates. Travolta and Meyers are well suited to each other, one off the planet the other a methodical thinker who enjoys chess and speaks Mandarin.
It seems to be a chance for Travolta to really let his hair down (or lack of it here) and play a character so far from reality that you wonder how he’d have ever got passed the interview stages. But he is a refreshing change to all the other stright faced super spies we’ve had over the years.
Its over the top but its a film to sit back and enjoy, and as the credits role you can only think about an impending sequel…cest bon!!
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You can’t go far wrong with animation these days and it has come a long way the last 20 years. Bolt is a lovable dog and the star of a major TV series, when he gets separated from his owner and co star he must travel the length of the county to be reunited with her.
Thinking that he has super powers as possessed in the show he must battle the elements to reach home. Along the way he meets an alley cat and an over excitable hamster who show him what the true value of being a dog is all about. It’s a heartwarming story and not just for the children, a lot of animated films are targeting the adults with in jokes.
While Bolt might not have all the style of Pixar it will certainly be a huge hit! And had some great laugh out loud moments.
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DVD Extras: This will contain the film plus a few bonuses, but if you go for the deluxe edition you get bonus material such as deleted scenes (with optional introductory commentary by the directors), several behind-the-scenes looks at the different aspects of making of the film, and a music video.
Blu-ray Extras: If you get the combo pack you’ll get 3 amazing discs, Disc One (Blu-ray) includes the movie and extras found on the DVD versions, plus games, a Bolt art gallery, and additional Blu-ray-exclusive features, all in high definition. Disc Two contains the Disney File Digital Copy of the movie.
Disc Three is a standard DVD, playable in any DVD player. Includes the feature presentation plus Super Rhino and a few extras. Similar to the 1-Disc DVD version.
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