“3 DAYS TO KILL” PRESS PREVIEW
It looks like this genre of movie might best suit LIAM NEESON, but you get a surprise package instead.
You have KEVIN COSTNER, so what do you think?
This dude really needs a second chance.
Hollywood is not taking him seriously, his acting career has seen better days and this one may regain his once-upon-a-time superstar status. Or it won’t?
In this intended comedic-yet-pulsating action-thriller, Kevin Costner plays a dangerous international spy who is dying from an incurable disease and is looking back with regret at a time where his killing assignments come first. He now realizes time is not in his hands, that he should have spent more time with family.
He therefore sets out to rebuild his strained relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. You’d call this redemption.
But first, he must tackle one last kill, as well as well as looking after his carefree teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
The script is written by LUC BESSON. He is largely responsible for resurrecting LIAM NEESON’s career with TAKEN.
BESSON has done scores of other scripts and since moves on to more challenging projects, not to say this one isn’t.
With 3 DAYS TO KILL, COSTNER is positioned as the suave, middle-aged assassin who kills for a living. This kind of role was dominated by younger fight stars way back in the 80s. Time changes everything.
Ethan Renner (KEVIN COSTNER) is a messer who leaves his dead bodies in a trail of splatter, a demonstrative factor that shows his life is one physical mess. But he’s one secret agent who’s a sharp shooter.
Vivi Delay (AMBER HEARD) is heading an operation out to kill the unscrupulous The Wolf and The Albino, deceptive crime lords on the prowl.
These two crooks are involved in transactions selling dirty bombs to terrorists.
No, 3 Days to Kill is not just a killer movie. It endeavors to be different.
Most of the time the “shoot-shoot-bang-bang” assignments are spiced with silly jokes, that may tend to mar the flow rather than to titillate.
KEVIN COSTNER is no Liam Neeson and he’s in a role that might have been originally crafted for the latter.
Costner has his own set of charm to bring to the story.
An entertaining movie if you just go with the flow.
Otherwise it will work as another needle in the haystack.
Rating: 3 out of 5