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‘Bullet Train’ Review: Brad Pitt on the Killer Train

David Leitch, the actor’s stunt double in several films, directs this explosive cocktail of action and comedy that adapts the book by Kotaro Isaka.

    When in this frenetic bullet train that moves more by the overwhelming inertia of coincidences than by the speed of its crazy sublimation of action cinema (of David Leitch’s own cinema) we see that the character of Joey King (who could be said to have sprung from a quentin tarantino wet dream Kill Bill) read with interest the super pulp Shibumi of the magisterial Trevanian all the letters of this hilarious fun about murder (and bad luck) are exposed. Bullet Train, faithful to the essentials of his zen garden with elite assassins failing again and again in their missions and interactions to the novel by Japanese Kôtarô Isaka, it would be the chicago express (Arthur Hiller, 1976) passed through the sense of the extreme of Trevanian’s pocketbooks. Only adapted to the cinema on one occasion, the mountaineer License to kill (1975) by and with Clint Eastwood, the universe of “sanctioners” in the pay of the writer takes over a story that is many stories, a cartoon with characters who never hide their status as cartoons.

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    David Leitch paces up and down; inside and outside, of this train without brakes like that conductor who asks each of its passengers for a one-way ticket that is actually a hallmark of each one of them. Each murderer gives rise to a description that plays with various genres and references, from the Texmex narco-series starring Bad Bunny to the surreal give-and-take comedy (Punch & Judy, as they end up confessing) that the British couple (Mandarina and Limón: some incredible Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry, the 21st century echo of the Bondian Mr. Kidd and Mr. Witt diamonds for eternity) to the most adorably primal slapstick of the Three Stooges in that priceless fight in the silence car.

    Bullet Train he smiles at his convoluted series of connections that lead to a final tie-up with katana blows, daggers, sleeping pills, macguffin briefcases, assassins with job doubts and other lethal objects.Not for nothing Leitch lets it be a bottle (literally) that summarizes the entire film in a sequence shot. And he lets it be a Brad Pitt like never before, a kind of Gaston Lagaffe in therapy who prefers to talk things over than kill his interlocutors, whoever drives this Molotov cocktail at a thousand miles an hour.

    For passengers of the tourist class action with an ironic first class ticket

    The best: that even corpses are capable of starring in action scenes.

    The worst: that someone discovers the cameos.

    DATA SHEET

    Address: David Leitch Distribution: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Michael Shannon Country: USA, Japan Year: 2022 Release date: 5–08-2022 Gender: Action Script: Zak Olkewicz. Novel: Kotarou Isaka Duration: 132 minutes

    Synopsis: Ladybug is a down-on-his-luck killer determined to go about his business peacefully after too many “jobs” have gone off the rails. Fate, however, has other plans for him by setting him on his latest mission on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet clashing targets – on the world’s fastest train. …and trying to figure out how to get off of it.

    Source: Fotogramas

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