Last night my hubby and I went to the movies to see the latest Kevin Costner action movie 3 Days to Kill. Across the street from our hotel is a very nice movie theater AMC, it has thick, comfy, leather seats and snack trays attached to the seats, so very comfortable. I couldn’t help make a quip “these seats are dangerous for me” my hubby laughed, I am notorious for falling asleep at the drop of a hat.
3 Days to Kill wasn’t my first choice, I had wanted to see the Monuments Men but we had missed the showing by 10 minutes so it was Kevin Costner for us. After the movie I was happy that we had missed Monuments Men, not because the Kevin Costner movie was the all time best movie in the world, but because I felt as if I had just enjoyed a mini vacation in Paris, France. I knew that Kevin Costner was in a new action movie, but what I didn’t know was that the screenplay was written by Luc Besson and that it was set in Paris. Now the movie itself was pretty good, a very good blend of action and family dynamics, but what held my attention throughout the movie was the city of Paris. It was shot throughout Paris, especially in the 19th arrondissement near the Butte de Chaumont, a beautiful park not far from the Montmartre district. My cousin Pierre and his amazing wife Isabelle took my baby girl and I on a walking tour of the 19th arrondissement and while I was watching the movie, I had the best memories flashing through my mind of that day with my cousins.
The movie took place not just in the 19th, the action took us all over on both sides of the Seine and even down into the Metro. We got to see the outdoor markets, the indoor epicerie or gourmet food stores, there was even some action in the luxurious George V hotel, there was a piece of Paris for everyone. So for anyone who would like a wonderful visual tour of Paris, I would recommend 3 Days to Kill, you will feel as if you had just stepped off the plane. 🙂
June Meyers said:
Thanks for the review! I want to see that movie and I would love the setting. Someday I would love to go to France.
I liked it and just seeing the characters walking in the streets made me smile. You’ll get there one of these days June 🙂