In January, February and March I rarely go to the movies for two reasons: First, I am a girls high school basketball nut and I'll go to a game over a movie. Secondly, the movie selection this time of year is very weak with all the Oscar hype, and many of the theaters are playing the nominees that I saw earlier in year.
Had a slot of time the other day before a game and went to see "3 Days to Kill" starring Kevin Costner. I knew it wasn't critically acclaimed so had no high expectations. Just needed an action film to keep me awake.
This movie was entertaining to watch Costner as this seemingly dying killing machine for the CIA. At the same time, he's trying, because he is dying, to reconnect with his daughter and wife whom he's been barely part of their lives
His wife knows the deal and caused the split up. The teenage daughter (say 17) still thinks he's a salesman but doesn't really care what he does. All she knows, and often reminds him, he has never been there for her.
The two hour movie moves along ok with some weak side stories. But at the end of the day, it is entertaining and mindless fun. Otherwise, pretty slim pickings in the theaters - but it will pick up.
"3 Days to Kill" is at most major theaters but won't be there for long.