“Bullet Train” Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #BulletTrainMovie
Five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are not unrelated to one another. The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?
At a glance the first thing you find attractive about this movie when you see the trailer and the promos is the fact that it’s just action-packed movie with a stellar cast. A movie that was heavily promoted with such faces as Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and someone that clearly has one best years of his career Benito Martinez, a.k.a. Bad Bunny. Yet when you come into the theater sit down to see the movie you come out with one of the best funniest action-packed experiences of the year.
Story wise there’s really nothing we haven’t seen before. What director David Leitch with this movie watch combine everything we love about Quentin Tarantino movies and maybe dial it up a notch. think about this film as Kill Bill meets Mission Impossible but with less drama and more comedy. While the end game of the story seems pointless as it doesn’t bring something new to the table, there’s no real message behind the story. Bullet Train delivered on what a movie experienced it’s all about A damn good time at the theaters.
While the script it’s tightly written, I did felt the movie was a little bit long. It had too many characters to focus on, and while I understand that you must give every character time to develop at times it felt as if you were stretching the story for far too long.
Regarding the performances while Brad Pitt was at the front most of the time. Everyone did a really good job with their performances; Aaron Taylor Johnson & Brian Tyree Henry brought the comedic touch to the story and some emotional moments too. Joey King was superb as a bad girl. I was really surprised we watch you brought to the table. Bad Bunny in his limited performance did great, I am pretty sure I am not alone in noting that it would have loved to see more of him in the movie.
Ultimately what shines in Bullet Train The action-packed scenes and extremely great choreography fight scenes. And of course delivering or maybe the best action-comedy movie of the year and one great reason to experience the magic of the theaters.