When a young con man (Richard Madden) finds himself in the middle of a civil war in Paris, he and a reckless former CIA agent (Idris Elba) must team up to discover who is the cause of the pandemonium.
Bastille Day is yet another movie attempting to cash in on the taken vibe that has been admittedly losing strength in recent years. This time Idris Elba takes on the chaotic good role usually held by Liam Neeson, and the only other real difference is that Bastille Day does not share the same kind of xenophobic tendencies that so many of these other films have. In that it is a far more enjoyable watch than the recent London has Fallen, but it is still not particularly thrilling though Elba as always is very watchable.
Overall, there isn’t much of interest from Bastille Day but it’s the best of this kind of film 2016 has offered so far.