Movie fans love a great set up where two legacy stars take each other on. Think “Heat” with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Nothing could be better.
Now comes “Paradise City” pitting bald, waddling John Travolta against bewildered Bruce Willis, his lines edited together. It’s the anti-“Heat.” It’s very sad. These two were never on the level of that other pair, but they were in “Pulp Fiction” together, and technically “Look Who’s Talking.”
Travolta has made D film after D film, so that’s nothing new. Bruce is being exploited by his family. And this is the result.