Synopsis: A hitman and an out-of-town cop team up to defeat their common enemy, but will the cop carry out his own justice after all is done?
Main Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoeye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jon Seda
The Hype: Given a big budget, this film is based upon the graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tête by author Alexis Nolent (aka Matz).
What I Thought: The budget was far too much on a movie of this calibre. They must have spent most of the money on the actors fees, because other than some decent names on the payroll, there is little else to write home about. The script is poor and instead of trying to actually flesh out the story with some meaningful investigation, the writers relied on the “F” word and on liners. Poor show right there. The action is alright, but nothing we haven’t seen in the likes of any Jason Statham movie from the last 20 years. One of the plus points of Bullet to the Head was Jason Momoa. The Game Of Thrones actor was cast as the bad guy enforcer in this movie and he makes a decent job of it and it was some of his movement and manly grunting that has led me to the conclusion that if they ever decide to reboot the Highlander movies, he is a prime candidate for the role of The Kurgan. Are you listening Hollywood? I only take a small casting fee 😉
Conclusions: At exactly 90 minutes, Bullet to the Head is a typical no-brainer action flick, don’t expect an intricate plot or the best acting in the world, you simply won’t get it. Having said that, it relieved the boredom for a while. I think the makers will be hoping to recoup their massive losses on DVD sales…