Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the 3 Days To Kill Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. The film is about a secret agent (Kevin Costner) trying to track down the Wolf, who is the mastermind behind a dirty bomb for sale. The agent has cancer so he’s also trying to spend what time he has left with his daughter. I like the action scenes in the movie, and I also like the fatherhood scenes. But I’m not sure if I like them together. The two elements mixed together gave the film an odd feel to it. 3 Days to Kill will be available on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. Continue reading to learn six things about 3 Days To Kill.
Six Things About the 3 Days To Kill Blu-ray
It’s the story about a killer
3 Days To Kill is a story about a secret agent named Ethan Renner. The story starts off with Ethan killing a bunch of people in order to recover a dirty bomb. While chasing an albino, Ethan collapses. He’s later informed that he has cancer and will die soon. Later, a CIA agent by the name of Vivi Delay makes Ethan a deal. She’ll give him an experimental drug that will extend his life. In exchange, she wants Ethan to track down the man behind the dirty bomb and kill him.
It’s also the story of a father trying to get to know his daughter
After Ethan learns he’s going to die, he returns to his wife and daughter to spend some time with them before he dies. He has not lived with them for several years, so Ethan’s relationship with his teenage daughter is very rocky. In order to spend more time with his daughter before he dies, Ethan agrees to take care of her while his wife is gone for a few days. So now Ethan has to deal with his cancer, an experimental drug with side effects, a dangerous mission and a rebellious teenage daughter.
The movie doesn’t try to be realistic
3 Days To Kill is an action film, which was what I expected. But what I didn’t expect was the odd elements in the movie. For instance, Ethan gives his daughter a purple bike. She doesn’t want it, so Ethan ends up riding the bike all over the city — sometimes while he’s working on his mission. Then there’s the odd parenting dialogue in the story. Ethan torments a couple of people for information about the guy he’s after. Then he asks one of them for parenting advice, and asks another guy for a sauce recipe to give to his daughter. In the story, there is also a bunch of squatters living in his apartment. First Ethan tries to get them to leave, but later he agrees to let them stay. Come on. Does it really make sense for a secret agent to let a bunch of people he doesn’t know stay at his home?
Amber Heard is weirdly interesting
Kevin Costner is the star of the movie. He played the part of Ethan Renner. However, the most interesting character was Vivi Delay. She was played by Amber Heard. Vivi is a CIA agent, but rarely acted like one. Even though she was weird at times, I thought her character was probably the most interesting character in the film. 3 Days To Kill also featured Hailee Steinfeld (Zooey Renner), Connie Nielsen (Christine Renner), Tómas Lemarquis (The Albino), Richard Sammel (The Wolf), Marc Andréoni (Mitat Yilmaz), Bruno Ricci (Guido), Jonas Bloquet (Hugh), Eriq Ebouaney (Jules), Joakhim Sigue (Abbate), Alison Valence (Sumia), Big John (Louis), and Michaël Vander-Meiren (Jacques). The movie was directed by McG.
The Blu-ray includes additional special features
Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions include the theatrical trailer and a feature called Covert Operation, which is commentary by a former CIA agent. The combo pack includes the movie on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD via Ultraviolet. In addition, the combo pack includes the following special features:
- Extended Cut (extra five minutes of footage, Blu-ray only)
- The Making of 3 Days To Kill (Blu-ray only)
- McG’s Method (Blu-ray only)
- Covert Operation
- Theatrical Trailer
The movie is rated PG-13
3 Days To Kill is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. The PG-13 rating is mainly for violence, but there’s also some bad language and a couple of mildly sensual scenes.
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