Sylvester Stallone’s resurgence back into action movie screens continues with Bullet To The Head, based on the French graphic novel of the same title by Alex ‘Matz’ Nolent and Colin Wilson.
Looking even more freakishly bulky of late, old Sly moves and talks as if in a constant battle to keep his own muscle-bound homunculus from bursting out of his body.
Also starring Sung Kang, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Oz), Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis), Sarah Shahi and Christian Slater, the story centres around a hitman (Stallone) reluctantly joining forces with a cop (Kang) to fight a common enemy in Akinnuoye-Agbaje with Momoa as his henchman.
Stallone’s character has some big wrinkly tatts to show off, so there’s plenty of shirtless fist-fights, even more relentless one-liners, a lorry-load of explosions and more kung-fu than you can throw a nunchaku or zimmer frame at, all with absolutely no correctness – political or procedural of course.
If all that’s not enough of an assault on the senses, don’t worry – Motörhead provide the soundtrack, just to really nail home the finesse. Directed by Walter Hill, which is his first cinematic offering since the implausible prison boxing movie, Undisputed in 2002.
The UK release is due for 1 February 2013. If you’ve paid a visit to a cinema in the last week or so you may have already seen the trailer, if not here’s a smaller, slightly less noisy version.
Written by ::: Chris Dyer
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