Peppermint, Pierre Morel’s first feature film set in the United States, is brainless propaganda for the MAGA market.
The lack of visual ingenuity, reflexivity, or awareness of genre tropes diminishes the pleasures of the action’s involving kineticism.
A solid audio/video presentation on this From Paris with Love DVD almost makes Pierre Morel’s latest worth a rental.
The title is ironic, as Paris is transformed from City of Love to City of Bloodlust, and it portends a series of role reversals scattered throughout the film.
B13’s lead characters aren’t as deeply moved as those postmodern resistance fighters but their allegiance has a political edge.