You may think that the new movie Bullet Train is about bullets. Or trains. Or bullet trains. And it is, mostly. That makes sense, right?
Bullet Train is now playing in theaters! We hope you enjoy our Bullet Train Review below:
Bullet Train Review
I mean, there is a train that travels fast like a bullet, and there are so many actual bullets, one would believe that it is all good and proper to think that way. But Movie Myla is here to argue that Bullet Train is actually about luck: who has it, who doesn’t, who lives, who dies, who tells their story, who carries out their mission, who doesn’t get bitten by the poisonous snake that is lurking about the train.
Which of our cast of characters has luck? Could it be Ladybug (Brad Pitt), an enlightened surfer dude who is a snatch and grab criminal? Is it The Prince (Joey King), a brilliant but deadly teen playing a dangerous game? How about the twins Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry) and Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), assassins so deadly they get their own killing montage?
Could The Elder (Hiroyuki Sanada) and The Father (Andrew Koji) be fortunate to make it off the train alive? Does luck favor The Hornet (Zazie Beetz), The Son (Logan Lerman), Wolf (Benito A Martinez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny), White Death (Michael Shannon), or Maria (Sandra Bullock)? Let’s just say their fates (WAIT! Maybe this movie is about luck AND fate) are being masterminded by director Leitch (screenplay by Zak Olkewicz and book by Kotaro Isaka).
The characters wind themselves around each other in crisscrosses, backstabs, children’s stories, and violent deaths. Very violent deaths. Like, look away from the screen a lot because of the violent deaths.
But here’s the thing, though this movie is ULTRA violent, it’s also very entertaining. Sure, it’s full of gruesome slayings but it’s also loaded with quirky humor and compelling characters. If it reminds you of a John Wick movie, Atomic Blonde, or Deadpool 2, there’s a reason for that. Mr. Leitch has his hand in all of those flicks as well. This movie is a blend of all of those movies (in a good way).
As an adult, I found this movie delightful. It is rated R for a reason, though.
About the movie:
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.
Watch the trailer below: