The 15:17 to Paris

The 15:17 to Paris is the heroic story of Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler. They were the three Americans who stopped a terrorist attack on a train en route to Paris.

This movie is good at best. Not terribly exciting, but not boring either.

It seemed to skip around a lot. They had to tell more of the boys’ backstory and how they became friends, but even understanding that, it seemed to jump timelines. Going back and forth between the train attack itself and how they got to that point didn’t make a lot of sense.

It was an interesting choice for Clint Eastwood to cast the heroes themselves in the movie, but it worked. Who can do it better than the people who’ve gone through it? It does call the accuracy into question somewhat, but it was based on a book the three of them wrote, so it can’t be too far from the truth.

It was aesthetically stunning. From Italy to Amsterdam, it wouldn’t be surprising if they actually went back to those places to film.

It may not have the audience on the edge of their seats, but it really is worth seeing.

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