Bullet Train is the type of movie I like, a film that takes place on a single night. I love that feeling that you can feel the character’s desperation of getting out of their situation before dawn breaks. A good film with a plethora of characters with different stories that all have led them to this bullet train in Japan. It’s like an Action version of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS where everyone in this train its out to kill someone tonight. I love the way in which they get all these different character stories united towards the end of the film.
The film is about an assassin code named Ladybug (Brad Pitt) who has found a new lease in life. He has found inner peace and doesn’t want to kill anymore. He asked his handler to give him an easy assignment where he doesn’t have to kill anyone. His wish is granted, another Assassin is out sick; so he must take over his mission. The assignment couldn’t be any easier…he must get on the train in Tokyo, pick up a suitcase and get off at the next stop with the suit and mission accomplished. The only problem is that Ladybug suffers from a bad case of bad luck. On this particular ride tonight, there are a plethora of Assassins on this train that are out to kill him or try to get his briefcase. It’s going to be a long night for Ladybug. I should also mention that there is a venomous snake loose on the train. No big deal or anything.
I would mention BULLET TRAIN as the type of movie you go to on Saturday night to a movie theater to have fun. They way in which they use flashbacks and the multiple characters; combine with the violence and the comedy. This reminds me kinda of the films that Guy Ritchie used to make in the 90s. I love how the filmmakers put this puzzle together of how the different assassins stories connect with each other. The film is full of surprise appearances from many actors that you’re familiar with. I don’t want to spoil this surprise appearance; but they left me giggling at the theater. There are moments of violence that will make you flinch, including the blood is sprayed all over the train compartments. Even so, this is something to see on the big screen.