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Friday, 14 October 2016

Bastille Day Review

Ready to take on Paris

Bastille Day Review – Imagine being at the wrong place at the wrong time while doing something wrong which turns everything wrong. 

The Agent and the Crook? 

Michael Mason (Richard Madden) is a small time American pick pocket who’s been living in Paris for the past few years. One day he notices an anxious Zoe Naville (Charlotte Le Bon) and when Zoe is distracted for a while, Mason makes his move and steals her bag. Unknown to him, it contains a home-made boom that explodes when he leaves it after taking away the valuable things. Mason leaves the crime scene but not before his image is captured by the security camera nearby. The French authority starts their investigation while an undercover CIA agent, Sean Briar (Idris Elba) is assigned to apprehend Mason. Things get complicated from there onwards when Sean figures out that people in high security position are involved to turn the Bastille Day parade into a chaos.

The Agent and another Crook?

I went into the cinema knowing only Elba and Le Bon in what I thought would be a boring story but I was blown away after the explosion hit because the story really doesn’t waste any time at all. It moves on from one incident to another and shows how one simple action is all that is needed to trigger a full blown disorder in a city. Idris was simply superb in his role and supported well by both Richard and Charlotte. The ending was rather predictable but that way it was presented gets top mark from me. 

Run Mason run!!!

If Idris doesn’t land the coveted James Bond role after this flick, then there is something really wrong with the movie industry.

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