Movie 3 Days to Kill («Three Days to Kill” in domestic box office) is a model of how not to mix genres.The authors decided to combine family drama, spy thriller and comedy flat. The result is a lasciviousness, during which you can not view or laugh, or cry, or even enjoy the fights.
CIA agent Ethan Renner (played by Kevin Costner) learns the terrible news – he is terminally ill, and live a few more months. He returns to Paris, where his ex-wife and daughter. Soon, however, met with him and representative agency offers a better deal. Ethan has to track down and eliminate the criminal nicknamed Wolf. As a reward he promised a substantial sum of money and the injection of a new drug that can prolong life.
The plot promises swashbuckling thriller with a hero bomber, but the film quickly turns into a comedy either, whether in the melodrama. Hero builds relationships with ex-wife and finds a common language with her daughter. The latest model appears difficult teenager. In one scene, she brings forth all rebellious behavior and stupid things, and the next moment shows an exemplary girl. Her “storm” almost the entire film, and it is only hostility.
Relationship between relatives too often manifest themselves. Ethan teaches daughter to ride a bike after the obligatory tantrums. He teaches her to dance or help deal with bullies. In the soul of a mercenary government again awaken romantic feelings for his wife.
Periodically, the authors still remember that Ethan works for Uncle Sam. Then appears on the screen fatal beauty Vivi (the role went to Amber Heard) with defiant makeup in revealing outfits. She talks about the details of the operation, which have a negligible value as a spy film component deep secondary. Textbook arms dealers rarely flashed on the screen and embody an abstract threat to marital happiness Ethan.
Throwing a hero among the duty to employers and the desire to be a good father runs through the history of film. And this part is recognized in the first place, spectators cheer. Jokes here in abundance, but most of them are irrelevant, many are repeated, and some baffle unprincipled.Individual attempts to bring a smile creators reach the goal, but they are few
– Why do you still do not kill me!
– Because you’re a better father than I do.
Sometimes you start to laugh involuntarily from knowing what is happening on the screen insanity.White threads that are sewn pieces of the story, dazzling. Villains lose the remnants of common sense in an effort to kill the hero so rough. Final, so to speak, the opposition – is a mockery of the audience.And the rest of the fight scenes are not staggering. Fighting with the effect of “dancing” camera races through Paris without tricks so typical gunfight can hardly be considered a viable alternative to the wretched story. Finally, Ethan does not impress nor steep spetsagenta nor reluctant hero.
In “Three Days to Kill” has some good moments. However, they all relate to or dance topless beauties, or to contemplate the possibility of Amber Heard in a slinky dress. Pluses on this film begins and ends disgusting thriller mixed with mediocre family tragicomedy. Happening on the screen remembers stretched to two hours of video with sharp jumps from one topic to another without trying to make the story complete form.