BULLET TO THE HEAD is aptly named. It’s exactly how I felt after watching this dull and uninspired action flick. Mind you, I like 80’s (and modern 80’s-style) action movies. They can be just dumb fun and certainly entertaining. I’m also a fan of Sylvester Stallone, even though he is getting a little long in the tooth.
What I can’t abide is an action movie that feels like it was spit out from a cookie-cutter movie-making machine with a plot so generic that it becomes tedious.
Stop me if you heard this before…
Jimmy “Bobo” Bonomo (Stallone) is a hit man but is double-crossed by his boss, so he teams up with rogue Det. Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) who is after the same bad guy to take him out. But Jimmy has his down and dirty, old-school way of doing things while young Kwon relies on technology and ethics to get the job done.
But will they be able to take down the bad-guy without killing each other first?
Of course, yes.
BTW: I should mention that Jimmy has a scrappy tattoo artist daughter Lisa (Sarah Shahi) who is sexy and roughly Kwon’s age and there is a brutal henchman named Keegan (Jason Momoa) who has his own opinion of how the bad guys should take out the trash.
The movie you now have in your brain is 100% exactly what the movie is. So you now don’t have to see BULLET TO THE HEAD. You’re welcome.
Directed by action master Walter Hill, I expected more… or at least something beyond this trite by-the-book nonsense. The only and I mean ONLY redeeming value is that Momoa is quite effective as Keegan. I only know him from GAME OF THRONES and didn’t know how he’s fair in a contemporary setting. He’s great. So great that he probably would have made a better Jimmy Bobo. But what do I know?
BULLET TO THE HEAD (2013)