3 Days To Kill: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

A dangerous international spy (Kevin Costner) is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission – even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

Liam Neeson can’t go around having all the fun being an action star now. This time it’s Costner’s turn to throw his hat in and give it a shot and he does quite a good job at it. The story itself had a sense of redemption about it which is always an aspect that people side with automatically. Costner is fantastic and I’m disappointed in myself because I forgot just how good he can be. His presence in this film is pretty serious, brooding and actually kind of intimidating which I thought made the film engaging. Heard unfortunately didn’t have a bigger part other than just being a liaison between the CIA and Costner’s character. I think they could’ve expanded on her character a lot more and made her a bit more interesting. I thought the strange heart palpitations and hallucinations were a neat twist to it and made for some vulnerable moments for an otherwise deadly spy but I couldn’t help but feel this sort of familiarity with the film. That’s when I decided to dig into the film a bit more and found out that it was co-written and from a story by Luc Besson and that’s when it all made sense. If you’ve seen any of Besson’s films then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s a feel and style to it that is reminiscent of his previous works. This was directed by McG and he does a stupendous job at keeping the film raw and grounded to reality for the most part and from the look of it he keeps to Besson’s vision very well. From beginning to end there is non stop action with the overlaying story of a Dad just wanting to be close to his daughter. The film is smart, captivating and something that will keep your attention, especially if you’re a fan of McG or Besson’s storytelling.

Special Features:

The Making of 3 Days to Kill – A 10 minute look at the film and some good behind the scenes footage including some of the really cool action sequences.

McG’s Method – A pretty cool feature that showcases the action director.

Covert Operation – A former CIA agent talks a bit about his experiences in that line of work.

Theatrical vs Extended – Honestly there are only about 5 minutes extra in the extended version and you really won’t notice unless you pay close attention. Either version will suit you just fine.

3 Days To Kill is available May 20th on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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