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Bullet to the Head (2013)

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Bullet to the Head (2013)


Sylvester Stallone
Sung Kang

Directed by Walter Hill

Here is another addition to the old guys trying so hard to get back the glory days. This trend is becoming boring and hard to swallow, The Expendables on the other hand was enjoyable, The Last Stand (2013 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) was a little shaky but we managed. Then movie producers went ahead to make Bullet to the Head (this movie) whose story is as light as a feather, everything about the movie can be summed up in one sentence, “Revenge, by Sylvester Stallone”.

The name of the movie itself is old school, the action and plot is old school and for the first time in years old school looked whacked. The movie is not a must watch, it’s plot and screenplay is so lame that it made The Last Stand look like an Oscar contender.

The movie is based on Alexis Nolent's French graphic novel Du PlombDans La Tete, translated as "Bullet to the Head", the screenplay is written by Alessandro Camon whose producing credit also includes Thank You For Smoking (which was cool) and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (2010 which starred Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf). The movie is not as dull as Wall Street or as intuitive as Thank You For Smoking, it stands on its own scale as one of those movies that makes you wonder why stars like Stallone will bother starring in it.

The plot is about two men, a Hitman James Bonomo (Sylvester Stallone) and a detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) both formed an alliance to take down a mobster who had both their partners killed.

Bullet to the Head is directed by known action movie director Walter Hill (Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien and Predator), his idea and touch is just as lucrative as trying to sell a freezer in Antarctica, it was a waste of time.

The last showdown between the good guy and the bad guy reminded me of Jack Reacherwhen Reacher decided to show the villain that he is the man when it comes to fist fight, here the villain decided to be the one to make the offer, forgetting the old tale… bad guys always die.

I have gone through The Last Stand, gone through Bullet in the Head now all that is left (I think) is Die Hard 5 I just hope it won’t be as disappointing as this flick, because Die Hard 4 was a master piece..


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