Review of Bullet Train (2022): A necessary ultraviolent action comedy with Brad Pitt rekindling the “Snatch” spark.
The summer cinemas have been stuck in a rut for a few years now, with other entertainment picture proposals being pushed to the platforms and the big launches being restricted to the fantastic delivery of superheroes on duty and a fair handful of kid-friendly movies. It’s been a while since we’ve watched a film like “Bullet Train,” a crazy action comedy that doesn’t compromise the excellent show.
It is not difficult to predict the type of movie we will see from David Leitch, the director of “Atomic” and “Deadpool 2,” but what is surprising about the project is its excellent casting and a more generous display of media than what we can find in similar offerings like the stupendous “Gunpowder Milkshake” and even the resounding “Nobody.” It makes sense to assume that the studio’s decision to release it internationally has something to do with the fact that Brad Pitt is in the movie and appears to be having a fantastic time.
A remedy for Marvel and DC
And it is not insignificant to remark in a situation where the general audience has only visited theaters to see episodes of the Marvel television series and is still trapped on the notion that the blockbuster is a component of a larger project that never completely materializes. The shared universe gimmick gives a long-term commitment and complication that ends up taking its toll in the fourth phase or the third section of the fifth movement, even though it enables linkages and a much wider tale. The movie industry is sick of itself.
Perhaps this explains why this year’s most stimulating films of other genres have attracted both critics and audiences, as in the cases of “Elvis,” “Everything at Once Everywhere,” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” among many other proposals that have addressed the backlash of the monopoly of the meshes and layers like “Ambulance” or this “Bullet Train,” which rescues modes from a different era to spit it back with extraterrestrial exuberance.
Bullet Train with a Bad Bunny SONY IMAGES
Leitch’s film continues in the modes of criminal action with British overtones and Tarantino heritage, full of rock music that no one listens to today, and an attitude of a scoundrel movie from the mid-2000s that, however, do not bury most of its virtues: a dizzying narration, well-constructed characters, and a tangled puzzle of situations that generate several lines of tension at once.
Brad Pitt, the crazed actor from “12 Monkeys” and “Snatch,” is back.
They do not miss their enormous secondary school, unlike the famous Limón and Mandarina, the transient butcher of Bad Bunny, or the enigmatic anime bear. And certainly, Pitt’s protagonist is an oddball we want to watch all the time. Everyone travels by train, but the situation isn’t as in “Unstoppable” or “Speed.” In fact, part of the excitement of character development is waiting to discover what surprises are in store for the characters at each stop.
11 movies with fascinating killings on tracks use the train as a criminal scene.
It’s not advisable to give away any plot details, but you can anticipate a good jumble of characters from the criminal underworld connected in the most unlikely ways, a lot of violence, flashbacks at the wrong moments, blood, funny jokes, others not so funny, hand fights, knife fights, gunshots, explosions, macabre humor, killers, hit men, slapstick humoryakuza, cartels, unlikely and well-placed cameos, and a
We forget that the movie theater built for the big screen needs to have a mortgage to a brand or franchise during the course of more than two hours at full speed. “Bullet Train” is the final affirmation that the great show is lived differently on the big screen and tastes differently without paying the tithe of superpowers, as well as an unstoppable drive to scatter me full of gore you didn’t know you wanted this summer.