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 This is as straightforward as it gets: aging hit man gets “a final job” because he will only get his “experimental” cancer medicine if he does. He dresses poorly and through superhuman skills and excessive good luck, he survives, gets it done and… it really makes you sleepy just trying to write this.

There is nothing wrong with this film other than the complete absence of originality. Oh and the character of the lady giving the job to Kevin Costner, of course, which is so poorly written, acted and just anger-inducingly stupid that I started hoping JarJar could come and replace her to introduce some sense. And the recurring motif of the guy’s daughter’s bike. And the effort to shoehorn some parental conflict story into a thriller.

Now that I think about it, maybe there’s plenty wrong with that film, and all has to do with doing more than necessary, trying to be original and funny while completely lacking talent for either. Luc Besson has confirmed himself to be among the worst producers and authors ever, and McGeeeee has confirmed himself to do anything thrown at him for money. Kevin Costner is maybe the only person coming out of this unscathed, as he does not really seem to care that much what this film is all about. He is just carrying around a bicycle for no reason and occasionally torturing and killing somebody. That is not really necessary in terms of his career, but it certainly will pay some bills.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/3_days_to_kill/

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