If you’re wondering why John Travolta has never really made a name for himself as a badass action hero, From Paris with Love
should clear up any confusion pretty quickly. Running around with that d-bag goatee, in an Ed Hardy T-shirt and with a medallion purchased from a kiosk at the mall, he just rubs you the wrong way. Of course, he did a fine job playing hitman Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction
so many years ago, so maybe the unending awkwardness of watching Travolta unload clips into bad guys and drop carpet F-bombs derives less from the weirdness of his casting and more from the simple fact that this is a crappy movie.
Either way, it’s not real...