Review: “Bullet Train” full of fast action

Edgar Quintanilla, Reporter

The Brad Pitt movie lead “Bullet Train,” based on the book, does the most to surprise anyone watching. It’s easily one of the top contenders for best action movie of the year. Despite all the mixed reviews this is something you must experience for yourself. You’re either going to love it or hate it, and for most casual viewers maybe you might feel a bit unsure.

It takes place in Japan and, you guessed it, on a Bullet Train. Pitt plays a character named Ladybug as he is taken throughout many different stops on the train’s route to retrieve a mysterious suitcase and meets many others along the way.


Director David Leitch is no stranger to action movies as he has some serious pedigree under his belt directing movies such as “Fight Club,” “John Wick,” and “The Matrix Reloaded.” He does not skimp out on this one. Many beautifully shot action sequences are jam packed into this movie. It’s filled with many jaw dropping scenes that really keep you intrigued throughout the entirety of the film. Even the music goes perfectly with what the movie has to offer as one of the standout songs was “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees, which goes perfectly since this movie is a giant free for all battle throughout a bullet train.

Not only does “Bullet Train” offer tons of action, it features an all-star cast of actors. This includes Sandra Bullock, Brian Tyree Henry, Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio aka (Bad Bunny), and even more surprise cameos spread across the film that will make you jump up from your seat and say, “Oh my god.”

At times you may think to yourself ‘what is going on?’ at certain points in the movie, but one of the main themes of the film is fate. All throughout the film it is brought up so many times you don’t even realize it until the very end of the movie. Each little detail plays a role that contributes to drive the plot forward. Despite a confusing plot at certain points if you pay close attention, you will easily be able to understand this film.

3.5/5 stars