A Mixed Response to '3 Days to Kill'

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BANGALORE: Writer Luc Besson has done some clever tweaks to the recycled story of a dying contract killer on the verge of reconnecting with his family. One last mission, a sexy handler with a deceitful agenda and "3 Days to Kill". The film tries to ape several different genres: a family drama, a love story and an action spy thriller. However, many of these aspects fail to come together into something concrete. Unfortunately, the plot is so cliched that it quickly becomes a bore. In this distinctive action-thriller, Kevin Costner plays a characteristic licensed hit-man Ethan Renner,



working for the CIA. After learning that he is suffering from a terminal illness, he decides to give up his high stakes life in America and returns to Paris to finally build a relationship with his estranged wife Christina, whom he fondly calls "Tina" and daughter Zoey, whom he had previously kept at bay to keep them out of danger. But he is soon tapped by a mysterious agent named Vivi Delay to identify and help assassinate two international marketer of terrorist weapons-Wolf and Albino-in exchange for an experimental and potentially lifesaving drugs. It is an offer he can't refuse. Juggling between his work and his family forms the crux of the story. The narration gives equal footage to both. To break the tension and add a different comical dimension to the story is the track of black squatters residing in Ethan's long locked house in Paris. Apart from the regular shootout and hotel blasting sequence, there is a dazzling scene showing Ethan kidnapping an accountant on a Paris boulevard in broad daylight.



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Source: IANS
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