“The 15:17 to Paris,” directed by Clint Eastwood, was an exceptional movie that continued to grab my attention with its childish humor and action-packed scenes. The strong emphasis on God and his hand in the lives of the main actors made this movie even more enjoyable.
Unlike most movies that retell the story of an event, war or skirmish, the main actors were Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone, the men who stopped the 2015 Thalys train attack. It showed their upbringing starting from middle school, the events that followed, and their roles in the stopping the attack.
The movie includes practically all of the individuals who were involved in the incident, which added to its historical accuracy. It even included the original footage of when French President Francois Hollande awarded the three men with the Knights of the Legion of Honour medal, France’s highest decoration usually reserved for servicemen.
As far as weaknesses, I saw none that ruined my overall opinion of the movie. However, I would’ve liked for them to give us a clearer development in the characters.
I would honestly recommend this movie to anyone who is wanting to enjoy some time at the theaters or even write a history paper on the issue. I give this movie a five out of five stars for its continued entertainment that made a documentary-like movie interesting.
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