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'MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED'
on 24 October 2014
The film has a promising opening sequence............
The film really starts with C.I.A. Agent 'Ethan Renner'(Kevin Costner)being told he has just a few months to live.
He decides he wants to make up for lost time by living in 'Paris' where estranged wife 'Christine' (Connie Nielsen)
and daughter 'Zooey' (Hailee Steinfeld) who he'd been away from for the past five years, absent husband absent
He is approached by Agent 'Vivi Delay' (Amber Heard) who offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange
for his services, of course there is a large wad of cash involved, which 'Ethan' see's as some security for his
daughter, though initially reluctant, the carrot offered is just too good to pass up.
'Ethan' is a very efficient operator, he's good at what he does for the Agency, he kills.
The prime targets for 'Ethan' is the 'Albino' (Tomas Lemarquis) who he'd encountered on an earlier mission and 'The
Wolf' (Richard Sammel)
The drug that has been given to 'Ethan' has it's side-effects, 'Vivi' tells him that the effects will level out by drinking vodka.
'Vivi' tells 'Ethan' that the job now has to be completed in just three days.
In between 'Ethan' try's to understand and get to know his daughter 'Zooey' whilst 'Christine' is away for a few days, and
when he's not, he's trying to extract the information that will lead him to the targets.
'Ethan' does have concerns that his daughter may be used to get to him which leads to him being very protective of her.
As the temperature and pace rises the body-count begins to stack up as he closes in on the terrorist targets 'The Albino'
and 'The Wolf.
(The extended version adding just 5 minutes to the run-time)
Must admit because of both critics and reviewers not really rating the film, my expectations despite having already bought
it, was indeed pretty low.
'Ethan' does have a way of getting attention i must say.....
The film tells the story of 'Ethan' getting to know his estranged daughter whilst trying to fulfil the task he's being paid to do.
The film does have several good action sequences as well as a good measure of humour along the way, perhaps a little
disjointed at times in the effort to follow the two story lines.
However, because my expectations weren't high, the film was a whole lot better than expected.
Special Features -
* Covert Operation
* The Making of Three Days to Kill
* Theatrical Trailer
* McG's Method
* Extended Edition Feature