Based on a graphic novel, Du plomb dans la tête, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Sylvester Stallone) and a DC cop (Sung Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners.
What springs to mind with Bullet to the Head is those movies that we had a spate of in the late 80s early 90s with the likes of Sylvester Stallone where you have an action packed film with very little premise other than shooting people and blowing things up and you get both of those in Bullet to the Head.
Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a bad thing, but the film just seems to lack some substance that brings any life to the characters on the screen, may be this is down to director, Walter Hill, but it could also come from the fact that may be, just may be, that it’s time that the 80s/90s action heroes of yesteryear gave up on the action genre.
While enjoyable in parts, Bullet to the Head just seems to be an all out excuse to not only show off load noises with guns and explosions, but also, at times, seems to be a form of advertising for BlackBerry with the constant use of a mobile phone by Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) to learn more information needed to track people down.
Yes we know the mobile phone is a modern piece of kit that we all have, but do we really need to be told what a phone can do during an action movie!
Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan) isn’t bad as the mercenary, Keegan, although short of dialogue his fight sequences are quite good and the axe fight wasn’t too bad, but there are better roles out there in Hollywood land for him.
Bullet to the Head - Du plomb dans la tête
The one thing that has been mentioned about the film is that it is based on Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel, Du plomb dans la tête, now I can’t make any judgments on the comparison of the graphic novel and the film as this is one of the graphic novels that I haven’t read.
Bullet To The Head Trailer
Overall Thoughts For Bullet To The Head
If you’re a fan of Sylvester Stallone and love those 80s/90/s movies then this may be the film, it’s a “no brainer” type film that just has you sitting for the ride rather than making you think, not a brilliant movie, but not extremely bad either!
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