Rocky Rambo Sylvester Stallone is back in the game, starring in an adrenaline-inducing action film and all that brawny stuff. We’re not calling it “yet another action film” for good reasons. One, while you gape at the explosive “Bullet to the Head” scenes, make it a point to remind yourself that Mr. Stallone is oh, only about 66 years old this year. And two, when you’re not busy gaping or reminding yourself of Sylvester Stallone’s age, then casually slip in the fact that Sylvester Stallone’s co-star, Sung Kang, is all of 44 years of age.
Now let’s get down to the sweaty, greasy, grimy, details:
Based on Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel, “Bullet to the Head” features Sylvester Stallone who plays a notorious hit man with a less-than-notorious-and-somewhat-funny name, Jimmy Bobo. Whereas Sung Kang plays Detective Taylor Kwon, who is more often than not armed with only one item in his pocket – his trusty BlackBerry.
Together, hit man and cop, form an otherwise unlikely alliance after they lost their partners to brutal murders. Their mission was clear: find the common enemy. But they’re faced with several problems.
First things first, the common enemy is a lot more powerful than they had expected, with money to purchase an entire city and equally as powerful alliances to back him up in case anything goes horribly wrong. Secondly, the common enemy isn’t aloof. In fact, he’s always two steps ahead of Jimmy and Taylor.
And thirdly, while Taylor is accustomed to “taking people in” (book them, jail them), Jimmy only wants to “take people out” (kill them).
So starts their strange partnership into what would be a journey filled with interrogations, gun battles, blood, some wit and humour, and the epic axe fight right at the end. Again, we want you to keep reminding yourself that Sylvester Stallone is 66 years old – but in this film, he kicks ass like he hasn’t aged a day. That, or they’ve got him in all the right angles.
Sung Kang, too, kicks some amount of ass but we liked him best when he was being in his intelligent I’m-going-to-use-my-BlackBerry-to-run-through-all-your-records self:
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Brain and brawn, peeps, brain and brawn.
“Bullet to the Head” is out now in a cinema near you. Go in without expectations and be duly impressed!
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.