Bullet Train is one of the most fun movies you will see all this year! I am so glad the wife and I made the effort to go and see this one in the theatre! It is a funny, badass action movie that is just pure adrenaline and laughs from the start all the way until the end. The perfect movie to watch if you want to switch your brain off and have fun.
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The Movie Review
This is a movie that is brought to us by the very talented David Leitch. As the man responsible for the likes of John Wick and Atomic Blonde is behind the camera for this, it should not be surprising to hear that it is action all the way! What you see in the trailers is pretty much what you get for the entirety of its two-hour run time.
Brad Pitt plays the role of an assassin called Lady Bug. Lady Bug is trying to ease himself back into his work after taking some time off to attend therapy after all the “accidental” deaths that he has caused. Brad Pitt is just fantastic in this role; he manages to be both funny and badass at the same time.
Lady Bug’s first missions back sounds easy enough, he is in Japan on a bullet train and he needs to retrieve a briefcase. The problem is, that this briefcase that is on this train is being held by two other hitmen called Tangerine and Lemon, played by Aaron Taylor Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry.
Tangerine and Lemon are probably my favorite part of this movie, they are absolutely hilarious. Lemon has a love for Thomas the Tank Engine that runs through the entire movie and it legit made me laugh out loud. Now, these are not the only hitmen/mercenaries on this train!
That is right, this bullet train is like a freaking bad guy convention! With characters like White Death (Michael Shannon), The Prince (Joey King), The Wolf (rapper Bad Bunny), The Elder (Hiroyuki Sanada), The Father (Andrew Koji), The Hornet (Zazie Beetz), and The Beetle (Sandra Bullock) this movie is insane with all the moving pieces that it has. I love the lineup of characters with Tangerine and Lemon along with The Wolf being my personal favorites.
As Bullet Train is an action-comedy movie, there are a lot of humorous moments. I think, for the most part, the humor is very well done, but a couple of the gags do fall a little flat. There is no falling flat for the action, however! It is done so well and seeing Brad Pitt get into all this trouble and accidentally get out of it is very fun stuff. Also, this movie does not hold back with the violence or blood either, which did surprise me, but in a very good way.
One other thing that I have to mention is the way that Bullet Train looks. I love the whole aesthetic of this movie. The way the movie looked reminded me a great deal of the Yakuza video games with all the bright colors, neon, and so on. I have not heard enough people talk about what a great-looking movie this is.
I had such a fun time watching this movie. This was one of the most fun experiences I have had in a movie theatre in 2022! It is a funny, cool, and punch-to-the-face-filled movie that is well worth checking out. As soon as I got home from the theatre, I jumped online to see if a release date had been announced for this on 4K!
- Brad Pitt is just so likable in this role
- I loved the stacked cast of funny and badass killers!
- The setting and look of the movie are fantastic
- It is one of the most fun movies that has been released this year
- It nails most of the humor, but a couple of the gags are a little lacking
- If you are not an action comedy kind of person, you may not get as much of a kick out of this movie