Bullet Train review: Brad Pitt’s action flick derails due to incoherent screenplay

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt‘s newly released film Bullet Train has failed to keep the audience moving in sync with the film.

The movie was directed by David Leitch, who is a stuntman-turned-filmmaker. “Bullet Train” is an action flick set on a bullet train destined for Kyoto. However, the film was not able to keep the pace.

The movie’s action scenes are offset by an uneven mashup of styles and smart-alecky tone. “Bullet Train” is significantly influenced by the movie ‘Deadpool’, thanks to director Leitch, who had also overseen the Deadpool sequel. Leitch was also part of the franchises “Fast & Furious” and “John Wick.”

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt has shown his macho side in this movie. Notably, Pitt had recently won the for his role in the movie “Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood.”

Zak Olkewicz has written the screenplay for the movie, which is based on a Japanese novel titled “Maria Beetle.” However, the movie fails to bind the audience through its story, full of flashbacks to set the narrative.

“Bullet Train” revolves around Pitt, who boards the train with the mission of acquiring a briefcase that is full of cash. However, Pitt is not the only assassin on the train with that mission. Since “Bullet Train” has several killers and criminals, the movie has several cameos by many actors.

This setting helps the movie in bringing out fierce fight sequences that are bloody and brutal. However, the film’s highlight is the entertaining banter between “the Twins” – Lemon and Tangerine – in the movie. The role of Lemon and Tangerine has been played by Brian Tyree Henry and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, respectively.

The cinematography of the film is also noteworthy. Jonathan Sela is the cinematographer for “Bullet Train.”

Nonetheless, the film has failed to utilize the potential of its cast due to an incoherent screenplay and narrative.

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