Film review: Nobody

Picked this up on Sky for the eye-watering sum of £13.99 (rental!) are my friends kept raving about it. Was it worth it? …
It’s the same fella who wrote John Wick, and it shows. We’ve got the same slow start, then about twenty minutes in, the movie finds its pace and its pretty much non-stop knives and bullets until the final showdown, when it really lets loose.

So, here’s the upshot: Hutch Mansell (brilliantly played by Bob Odenkirk) lives a somewhat mundane life as a book-keeper for his father-in-law’s manufacturing business. The aforementioned mundane life takes a turn for sadistic when Hutch’s house is burgled and he slowly unravels, bringing to bear the skills from his former profession: clean-up specialist for the CIA.

Needless to say, if you love John Wick then you’ll get along with Nobody, just fine. Thinking about, I think I preferred Nobody; it has a raw, visceral quality about, whereas John Wick was more stylised.

Definitely worth the £13.99 (rental!) sticker fee if you’re really into this sort of thing.

Film review – John Wick 3: Parabellum

The title’s a bit of a giveaway, but this is the third outing for Keanu Reeves’s shockingly successful “James Bond in a Bad Suit” franchise. Number three picks up exactly where the sequel left off: the disagreement over the death of his dog continues to escalate. Things were said, insults traded, people were stabbed, shot and run over … Wick now finds himself on the run from the mysterious, and not particularly well explained, guild of super assassins who trained and employed him.

The plot meanders quite a bit (it does that thing where they send the main character somewhere, and then send him back to where he just came from), and parts of it probably don’t make much sense, but let’s be honest: you’re not looking for the Shawshank Redemption here are you?

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