(ESP-ENG) Bullet Train, violencia y comedia pura // Bullet Train, pure violence and comedy!
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
I would be lying to you if this movie is not one of the ones I have wanted to see the most in recent months and the reasons for this are basically two: the great casting that this film has, because yes, the lineup of actors that participate here is very good, later we will see a little of the fact that the characters are everything in this story and the second reason is the director who is behind it, David Leitch, known for having directed John Wick, Deadpool and one of the many Fast and Furious. Putting this pair of elements together it is not too complicated to think that the result was going to be surprisingly good, quality and one that is very enjoyable from start to finish.
I will also say that there was a bit of doubt and skepticism in me when I started watching it because I felt that there were the same chances that it would be something totally insufferable, fortunately it was not and it turned out to be a film that given its nature of extreme violence, blood in abundance, very well done action scenes, some really endearing characters, a story that draws much attention and that touch of comedy that gives freshness and laughter ended up becoming one of the films that I liked the most of the year, I feel it has it all. But well, let's talk a little about this story of revenge set in ancient and modern Japan.
To know more of this plot we have to move to the Shinkansen, the fastest bullet train in Japan and the world. On it is Ladybug (Brad Pitt) who is a hired assassin who is hired to do one last mission after having had failure after failure. The thing is, he's not the only assassin on that train, there are a rather peculiar assortment of them who all have different missions but are unknowingly related to each other. This will inevitably cause the conflicts between them all to escalate and end in a pitched battle.
At first it may be a little difficult to join the threads and ends because everything seems to be disordered but as the plot goes on we will see how all these pieces are ordered to the point that everything begins to make sense and the story becomes more and more interesting. So that you understand me a little better, within the main plot there are about 3 or 4 other stories that seem to have nothing to do but the reality is that yes, they all have a common point and that is what is discovered aboard the train. From here we will see how the action, the comedy through his dialogues with similarities and resemblances to those of Tarantino and an absurd and unbridled violence in the style of Deadpool, as I said, take center stage for a little more than two hours to make us can not take our eyes off the screen.
We are facing a plot that forces us to be attentive because there are several angles that are constantly developing so you never lose attention and that is something I appreciate because it makes it very dynamic. There is something in this film that happens a lot and that goes hand in hand with what I just mentioned and that is that there are a lot of plot twists throughout the film that end up being crazy, they are those things that you took for granted and out of nowhere the story dismantles everything to start all over again. They happen all the time and that's something that if you know how to use and have a sense gives a big plus to the plot; I think it's one of the things I enjoyed the most, the changes of direction in the story, they are very surprising and are what make, according to me, that the whole story is so good and you end up liking the movie so much.
The action and its scenes are also on another level, the director's hand is very noticeable and there are all kinds of them. The typical melee scenes where we see Brad Pitt at the peak of his powers, the absurd ones where he uses elements that are around to carry out a senseless fight but that is incredibly attractive and addictive to watch, and the ones where conventional weapons such as guns or catanas are used. All this with the particularity that blood, visible and noticeable damage to the body and acrobatics and skills are always present. At times it can be very raw and real but automatically it stops being so to fall into the funny and comical, it may read weird but seen believe me it is not.
And finally we have the characters but emphasizing what we also mentioned before, the comedy factor. In the film is very noticeable references to Quentin Tarantino, I think it's because the director is a little similar in style, but yes and we see that for example in the dialogues. They are ones where the wit and personality of each character are put in evidence making us laugh genuinely with comments full of irony and even sarcasm I would say, conversations that have a path and end in another totally chaotic and crazy. It is something that at least I ended up enjoying quite a lot because I am a fan of this type of cinema, that within the "disaster" there is order. And all this is thanks to the characters who knew how to imprint that characteristic.
The cast is made up of Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji (I missed seeing more of him, this actor is one of the best in martial arts), Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara (The Boys), Bad Bunny and even Sandra Bullock, among others you will see in the film. For me it's a great casting, very varied and where each one gave his touch to the character, this makes it one of the best aspects of Bullet Train. Why do I say that? - Because in the end I think they can connect with everyone because each one has a story that despite the circumstances make them endearing, the characters are the soul of this film, without any doubt.
But if we have to highlight a few, I think these two take the prize. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Tangarine) and Brian Tyree Henry (Lemon), two brothers who are close within this world of murder but have a very strong, deep-rooted bond. They are funny, they are violent, they are good at what they do and they bring a familiar/sentimental touch to the plot that is sometimes needed. And well Brad Pitt who we know is an all-rounder for these types of films. He has a knack for these films because he is genuinely funny but also has the ability to deliver good and remarkable action scenes.
Anyway, a very good movie that surprised me for good, very enjoyable because it has a variety of elements that make it suitable for all kinds of audiences. I give it an 8/10 because I never got tired of it, good cinematography, a great soundtrack, great action scenes and excessive violence and a good story with its well-crafted twists. Highly recommended, it lasts a little over two hours. Here is the trailer for you to take a look.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos vemos en la próxima!
Well my people for today s all, I hope you liked it!
¡Hugs to all, see you all in the next one!