Soldiers, trains and a solo terrorist make for an exciting, edge of your seat experience at the movies.
“The 15:17 to Paris” is a recently released movie that has a rating of PG-13 and that is based upon the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Soldiers by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos.
The movie stars Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos. In the movie, these three group together to stop a solo terrorist on the train. The three are portraying themselves in the movie. The title refers to the time that the attacked train left Amsterdam Central Station.
After a little research, I have discovered that the plot is, for the most part, true. The men in the movie are actually the guys who lived through the event. I really like this aspect because it is something that is not common in Hollywood and the guys can actually act it out how it really happened.
Once the terrorist, Ayoub El Khazzani, boarded the train, he went into the bathroom to reveal multiple weapons underneath his shirt. These weapons included an assault rifle and a box cutter, among other things.
After the terrorist shoots a man, Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos take things into their own hands to take down the terrorist.
“The 15:17 to Paris” is a decent movie, but it’s not one that seems to be very memorable to me. In all honesty, I will probably forget that this movie existed in the coming months. While the news story was interesting, I’m not sure if it was worthy enough to make a movie out of.
My advice would be to save your money and wait a few months until you can rent it from the comfort of your own home.