From Paris with Love
John Travolta shows up all head-shaven and wild-eyed for From Paris with Love, a not so very good film that, nevertheless, has some great moments because Travolta in top form can be a lot of fun. He costars as Charlie Wax, an American one man wrecking machine sent to Paris to help alleviate a situation through mass elimination of bad guys. He’s partnered up with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, playing some sort of diplomat moonlighting as a special agent, or something like that. Now that I’m recapping this thing, Meyers’ role makes little sense. The action scenes pop, and Travolta hits the right notes, but Rhys Meyers drags the proceedings down. Worth a rental for the Travolta performance, but don’t waste a night out on this.