From the writer of John Wick (2014),Derek Kolstad; action/crime/thriller Nobody is a movie that has some notable scenes. Yet, overall… unpopular opinion warning… I didn’t find it as good/fun as John Wick. Instead, Nobody felt more like a John Wick ‘spinoff.’ Only it’s less cool, less stylish, less fun, and unfortunately a lesser story.
Even with the moments I felt stood out most, specifically the opening song, the brief but cool scene involving Bob Odenkirk’s character’s seated father, and the dialogue plus set-up during the all-important meeting at the Russian club, Nobody still had me feeling far from satisfied.
Director Ilya Naishuller’s vengeance story about a man who is forced to return to his past dangerous activities isn’t exactly new. Furthermore, the way the story is written/delivered didn’t leave me feeling emotionally connected enough to all that was happening. I’d hoped that once the fight sequences began, at least they would be so cool and fun – the way much of John Wick is. I was wrong.
Watch Nobody if you’re curious. It looks like a lot of people enjoyed it. Just don’t be surprised if you like John Wick more. I consider Keanu Reeves’s movie to be more impressive in every way that matters… to me.
When you help a woman who’s being harassed by a group of men, one of the things that can happen is you become the target of a vengeful drug lord.
At least that’s the case for Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) in new action/crime/drama Nobody.
Directed by Ilya Naishuller; additional key cast includes Connie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd.
The action sequences in this trailer appear fun, cleverly shot and funny. I’m looking forward to finding out the ways in which Nobody is different from Keanu Reeves’s very popular John Wick (2014). Perhaps it’s equally similar and different. Especially considering the revenge plot and the fact that both films share a producer.
Bring on the madness and let’s get back that ‘goddam kitty cat bracelet!’
J.P. Manoux, Paul Essiembre, Humberly González, Araya Mengesha, Gage Munroe, Paisley Cadorath, Aleksey Serebryakov and RZA also star.
Asif Kapadia, director of the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy (2015)has a new feature length movie. Starring Adam Bakri, María Valverde, Connie Nielsen and Mandy Patinkin, Ali and Nino isset in Baku, Azerbaijan between 1918 and 1920. The story is based on the book by Kurban Said and it’s one of ‘forbidden love’ between a Christian girl and a Muslim boy…
My favourite of Kapadia’s work is definitely Amy (2015). I hope Ali & Nino is also great, especially since I find this trailer simultaneously sleep inducing and promising.
I hadn’t really paid much attention to many of the Wonder Woman news headlines ever since it was announced that Gal Gadot had won the role. Hearing about the resultant backlash concerning her casting only worked to make me impatient for the day when she hopefully gets to silence all her critics with a brilliant performance…
Trailer 1 (Comic-Con)
I like the Comic-Con trailer more than I do the one for Justice League (2017) – a trailer that was also released on the same day.
The music, visuals and general ‘badassery’ just speaks to me more. Though not just because the Amazon princess and I are both young ladies.
It crossed my mind that Wonder Woman is kind of a female Captain America. I say this initially because of the shield. I’m sure there are probably other reasons but I’m completely new to this story so I’d just be guessing. Lastly, I’d love for this Patty Jenkins directed film to be as powerful in its ability to silence the critics of Gadot as Casino Royale (2006) was for critics of Daniel Craig’s casting as James Bond.
Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright also star.
Knowing that Nicolas Cage’s career hasn’t exactly seen anything close to the heights of his Face/Off (1997) days, I was hoping that The Runner, directed by Austin Stark would be one step in the right direction.
Having now seen the film, theres plenty worse out there, of course but The Runner just isn’t a movie I would think to recommend. On the positive side, it does move quite quickly and it doesn’t run on too long. The story also highlights the unavoidable fallibility of the human and reminds us that hypocrisy is innate in everyone. As with most things of course, there’s a spectrum.
Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda and Wendell Pierce also star.
Happy Film Loving. It’s just unlikely that you’ll love this one. 🙂