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3 Days to Kill (DVD Rental)

3 Days to Kill

Where to begin on this one…  OK, so from what it seems like a good “potential” action flick to watch..  “3 Days to Kill” kinda delivers (and I do stress kinda…).

Kevin Costner plays as “Ethan”, a middle-aged CIA agent on assignment to hunt down terrorists running around with a dirty bomb: All the while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter and wife.

Yep, that’s right.  While Ethan is spending 15 minutes in the entire movie killing people and attempting to stay alive, the remainder of the movie he attempts to reconnect with his daughter.. buying her a bike, taking her to the park, trying to make her dinner.

Oh, and was it mentioned that Ethan was also dying from a rare form of brain cancer?  And the only way he could cure it is to make a deal with the CIA for an experimental drug in exchange for making hits on bad guys? (Say what??)

So, after my wife and I dragged ourselves at 1.5x speed through the flick, I finally discovered part of the problem with this flick.  Luc Besson, our favorite director who had given us “The 5th Element”, and the “Transporter” series is one of the screen play writers of this flick.

After the second “Transporter” movie, I noticed that Luc’s series of flicks wer having a WHOLE lot more kids involved in his “action films”… So much to the point that they play a main part in the majority of his films.  And now, with 3 Days to Kill, the whole family bit is once again involved in the plot.

It would be fantastic if Luc would go back to his roots and bring back the whole action portion of his films.

(Might not be a bad idea for Kevin Costner to retire too)

As far as this one is concerned?  Skip it.