Michael Mason, a pickpocket living in Paris, steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Mason's face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank (closed on French National Day) -- hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar discovers the real story behind Mason's "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down.Written by
The thing about action movies is you have to get the direction right...any story..acting..set pieces..stunts and narrative are all wasted if the direction is weak...and in my opinion this is a very weak movie.
Great idea in general but loses itself early on and never recovers..Idris Alba the next James Bond?? ...what nonsense that is..he is so wooden here you could stick a few handles on him and use him as a dresser.
Plot is crammed full of bad ideas and circumstances and the camera work is as basic as you can get..in one particular scene in the rear of a moving van it is laughable.
Probably worth a visit if you have a cinema pass but probably best to keep your money and wait till next release day.
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