- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of SONY PICTURES
In his latest action flick, director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) wows us once again with his American translation of the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by Kōtarō Isaka. The assignment seems simple enough: steal a briefcase off a train. But what follows is a comedy of errors told through the most stunning of action sequences. Donning the eyes of undercover albeit unlucky operative Ladybug is the iconic Brad Pitt (The Lost City), whose spy days have long since been over until he’s called back to task by his old handler Maria Beetle, played by the always kick ass Sandra Bullock (The Lost City). Ladybug’s past body of work involves almost fatal run-ins with five of the world’s most lethal assassins who have maneuvered their way onto this bullet train, each one out for blood, the briefcase, or both. As a stunt superman himself, Leitch continues to prove his masterful eye by capturing the film’s jaw-dropping action bathed in a kaleidoscope of neon lights that turns every frame into epic eye candy. With a star-studded cast that also includes Joey King (The Princess), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (The King’s Man), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Logan Lerman (Hunters), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Andrew Koji (Warrior), Bad Bunny (Narcos: Mexico), and Michael Shannon (Abandoned), Bullet Train promises fun at two hundred miles per hour.
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