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Train to Gory

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Plot Overview

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accusers fed to lionsA frazzled contract killer, code named Ladybug for luck, (Brad Pitt) is advised by his therapist to start back easy after his recovery, so his handler Maria (Sandra Bullock) phones him a smash-and-grab job to recover a brief­case on the Tokyo to Kyoto bullet train (“You said you wanted simple for your first job back. Doesn't get simpler.”) The brief­case, how­ever, is under the care of fear­some twins Tangerine & Lemon (Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Brian Tyree Henry) who with it are bringing home the son of violent villain White Death (Michael Shannon.) The sought after briefcase contains the kept ransom, which has been surrep­titiously re-purposed to pay some other assassins, and secretly rigged with explosives by “spoiled girl” Malinka Prince (Joey King.) Also on board are Widower Wolf (Bad Bunny) from an earlier job, out for blood on a tip (“Mr Wolf came to kill a hornet,”) and a killer Kimura determined to seek vengeance on the person who pushed his son Wataru (Kevin Akiyoshi Ching) off a department store roof. As if the plot needed spicing up, there's added a very venomous snake escaped from the zoo and a conductor bent on scrutinizing tickets.


One Way

This bullet train is the world's fastest land tran­sportation. It contains sixteen cars in all, six of them first class and the remainder economy. They're all comfortable conveyances, one is a kiddies-themed car, and another a quiet car. The genius of the plot is having several assassins all riled up over doing their business while presenting an even demeanor to the other passengers in a confined environment, immersed in a con­sum­mately polite Japanese culture. It's a kick. The pros are carrying baggage, and as the plot progresses they step on each other's toes all the while pretending every­thing is copacetic. What tears it is envious family members who think they were shorted in family dynamics. It's a clear instance of, (Prov. 27:4) “Wrath is cruel, and anger is out­rageous; but who is able to stand before envy?”

Production Values

” (2022) was directed by David Leitch. Its screen­play was written by Zak Olkewicz based on the Japanese novel, Maria Beetle by Kôtarô Isaka. It stars Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-John­son. The cast also includes Michael Shannon, Andrew Koji, and Zazie Beetz. Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Channing Tatum gave excellent performances. The others did well, too, except for Joey King whose tawdry scenes were cringeworthy.

MPAA rated it R for strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality. The cinema­tog­raphy was exceptional and who cares about them getting carried away with the CGI? It was brilliantly executed, witty to a fault, and expectedly fast paced. The characters are interestingly quirky.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

This one is a gasp! It never lets up. If we lose track of some of the subplots, no worry, they'll pop back up to remind us. The snake is the wild card, as if we need one. This one is pure enter­tainment in levity and action.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: Edge of your seat action-packed fun. Suitability For Children: Not Suitable for Children of Any Age. Special effects: Absolutely amazing special effects. Video Occasion: Fit For a Friday Evening. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: Five stars out of five.

Works Cited

Scripture is quoted from the King James Version. Pub. 1611, rev. 1769. Software.

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