Warner Brothers Pictures release ‘Bullet to the Head’ starring Sylvester Stallone is an action packed thriller. The film is based on the graphic novel "Du plomb dans la tête"’ (‘Lead in the Head, The Ultimate’) by Alexis Nolent aka Matz a French writer.
Set in New Orleans, Louisiana, it is the story of a hit man, James Bonomo aka ‘Jimmy Bobo’ (Sylvester Stallone) who sets out to avenge his partner, Louis’ (Jon Seda) murder. Reluctantly, joining him on this quest is a Washington, D.C. cop, Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang). Together they work to solve the murder and take down Keegan (Jason Momoa ) the mercenary (responsible for Louis’ death and his boss, Robert Nkomo Morel (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).
In this role, Sylvester Stallone proves that even as an elder citizen he is a viable male protagonist. Clearly, Stallone as the seasoned veteran actor was comfortable in his role as the tough guy hit man. It seems Jimmy Bobo would rather settle things quickly and efficiently with a bullet rather than take time to peacefully detain a suspect. He does not let wrongs simmer and serves his revenge hot.
In contrast, Sung Kang looked as if he was unable to keep up with his older counterpoint. He seemed to be out of his element. Kang who is known for his work in the 2009 ‘Fast & Furious’ did not appear to be comfortable in his role as a D.C. cop. In fact, he delivered his lines as if he were reading the script on a teleprompter.
Jason Momoa as Keegan proves he is a worthy adversary to the hard as nails Jimmy. Spoiler Alert: The ultimate match between Jimmy and Keegan fought with axes is reminiscent of Roman Gladiators. This dance fight to the death is one of the highlights of the movie.
‘Bullet to the Head’ is an action packed adventure fueled by revenge and one man’s determination to right a wrong. It will surely keep you entertained.