Criticism of Bullet Train, David Leitch's new prank full of action and humor with a devilish rhythm

Criticism of Bullet Train, David Leitch’s new prank full of action and humor with a devilish rhythm

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We start the month of August at full speed thanks Bullet Train, the new premiere that brings us to the Spanish billboard Sony Pictures Spain. It is indeed, one of the hottest movies of the summer and we really wanted to sink our teeth into it for obvious reasons.

The first of them, which Comes endorsed with the David Leitch seal which has performed wonderfully with titles like Atomic, Dead Pool 2 or the spin-off of Fast&Furious focused on Hobbs&Shaw. He is a great specialist in shooting action scenes and here is a golden opportunity to show off his skills.

The second is that this co-production between the United States and Japan has brought together a magnificent international cast led by the best Brad Pitt (the one that has been dazzling us with more heterodox papers), Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hiroyuki Sanada or Michael Shannonamong others.

A real cast that brings shine to a script written by Zak Olkewicz (producer of never turn off the light and head of the bookseller Terror Street Part 2: 1978) based on the novel by Kôtarô Isaka “Bullet Train”, on sale in Spain through the Editorial Destino.

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Trailer for Bullet Train, the crazy action thriller with Brad Pitt that arrives in the summer

What is the movie about?

Bullet Train introduces us to a murderer who begins to think about giving his life a change. Her code name is Ladybug, and her mission is to get on the bullet train, swipe a briefcase with unknown contents, and get out of there without causing too much of a stir.

However, a streak of bad luck seems to have him doomed: after several jobs that have gone off the rails, he is convinced that he has a moral duty to finish his task peacefully, but that is going to be complicated considering that they are accompanying him on his journey. the professional assassins Limón and Mandarina and some adversaries considered as the deadliest on the planet.

Ladybug is still not aware of this situation so, before stepping on the bullet train, she decides to supply herself with non-lethal and unconventional weapons such as sleeping pills and avoids keeping a revolver that she will end up missing a lot…

Relentless rhythm, crossed stories and a magnificent climax

If you like the action cinema in which importance is given to setting and physical comedy (like the one Jackie Chan has been practicing for years), Bullet Train it will be delicious.

It’s highly imaginative, snappy, and packed with memorable characters with extraordinary moments. The wildest whiplash, yes, is reserved for the last third of the film when all the conflicts hatch and the plot goes completely crazy using all the baits that had been launched previously: from poisonous snakes to great revelations.

There is action, yes, but there is also suspense, some drama and a black humor that makes this film Deadpool’s first cousin (without so much eschatology).

Additionally, we have the characters “bottled” in a limited space and on a journey of a specific duration so that, except for the explanatory flashbacks, almost the entire footage takes place in a mandatory confinement.

Bullet Train

This is not an obstacle for Bullet Train pull your imagination to create amazing set pieces fully exploiting the dramatic, spatial and lighting possibilities of a train of the latest generation: there is fun with the silence car, jokes with the prohibitive snacks that the company staff sells and even smacks in the Cafeteria.

The shooting in the studio has allowed for a meticulous control of the production design, the artistic direction and the photography in which there is no lack of neon lights and calls to traditional and current Japanese culture, more as an aesthetic framework than as a plot background.

In sum, Bullet Train It is a light entertainment but very ingenious and fun: a success for the summer season. Saving some character whose presence is somewhat inflated and weighs down the first impasses of the film, the rest of the sequences flow at full speed towards a hilarious and throbbing ending of surprises, encounters and fringes. Everything is well spun!

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