3 Days to Kill is the story of a CIA agent (played by Kevin Costner) with three months to live. With the time he has left, he decides to spend the time he never spent with his wife, and even more so with his daughter. It's a tale of bonding, but aside from that it's also a tale of death, and with that I mean the brutal murders of a great many bad guys... and maybe a few good ones as well. But the best guys, they finish last.
I haven't seen any movies with Kevin Costner in quite a while, though I grew up watching stuff like Silverado and A Perfect World, and later on stumbled upon such great things as The Untouchables and The Guardian... but it seems like a long time ago since he was really in the spotlight. Whatever happened, I'm glad he's back at doing what he does best - action! The role of Ethan Renner fits him like a second skin, and the movie is fasterfully filmed, much thanks to director McG. Yet the man behind it all is Luc Besson - it's based upon one of his stories. That must have put some pressure in directing? There's no overload of shaky cam, no supernatural pace, no pointless special effects or wire surplus. It's all really clean and professional, and apart from Kevin Amber Heard, Tómas Lemarquis and Hailee Steinfeld make some memorable appearances. And others.
The action and sunshine alike, drama intertwined with tidbits of comedy and killing - the whole spectrum of emotion, puts this movie in a category of its own. It handles family affairs with the same finesse as the darker sides (see the contrast in the cover image?), with a kind of hectic calm that keeps you glued even when the nobody's getting shot through a rooftop or decapitated by an elevator. Might turn out to be one of my favorite action movies of the year. It's nice!
rated 5/5: friggin awesome