By Clay Steward
Bullet Train (2022) is directed by David Leitch and stars Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor Johnson and many more recognizable faces. The plot is simple. Ladybug is an unlucky assassin who’s determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs have gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans as his 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.
Bullet Train is a whole lot of fun. The action is filmed very well, not cutting away every two seconds so you can’t tell what is going on. Every fight scene has a lot of energy to it and always has great music playing in the background. The movie is also very funny. Most of the jokes are about trains, but they never get old. All of the performances are great. Each actor is having a blast portraying their character. The cinematography is also really vibrant and fits into the atmosphere of the movie, making everything bright and neon colored.
As good as this movie is, it is not without its issues. Pitt is great as the central character, but you don’t really care for him. He could’ve died at any point and you wouldn’t feel anything. The movie also has a nonlinear style of storytelling which, in the most part, works to its advantage. Sometimes the story could get jumbled and it makes it hard to figure out how each character is related to the central story. Even with its issues the movie is still a very fun ride.
Overall, Bullet Train is successful at entertaining the audience and holding their attention even if the story gets a little convoluted. I highly recommend Bullet Train and give it a four out of five.