The funniest and most exciting action movie in recent years with a Hollywood superstar comes to Netflix


Just as modern horror has suffered a revolution of new names thanks to Ari Aster, Robert Eggers or Ti West, action cinema of the last decade changed forever with the release of ‘John Wick’. The first, the original, was directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. The first of them remained faithful to the story starring Keanu Reeves and doubled the bet film by film until making four installments that will forever remain as one of the most brilliant examples of the action film genre. And now he is preparing a bombshell such as the film adaptation of the video game ‘Ghost of Tsushima’.

David Leitch preferred a change of scenery and his films are just as spectacular in terms of action scenes, but he likes to add more humorous and metatextual elements. After ‘John Wick’, David Leitch took the reins of the second part of ‘Deadpool’ and also made many short films and advertisements around the figure that expanded the character. He gave us another instant classic of the genre such as Charlize Theron’s ‘Atomica’ and dared to create the only spin-off (for now) of the ‘Fast & Furious’ saga, with ‘Hoobs & Shaw’. And now we have it in theaters paying homage with a lot of humor and explosions to those professionals without whom none of these films would be possible, the specialists. But before ‘The Specialist’ with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, Leitch continued to increase his legend and his fame as an action and comedy writer with ‘Bullet Train’.

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A very crazy adaptation of the book by Kotaro Isaka, the film scripted by Zak Olkewicz succeeds in changing the race of most of the characters (some did remain Asian, like the ‘Shogun’ character Hiroyuki Sanada). The story tells us about the, to put it finely, monumental mess that occurs on a Japanese bullet train when on the journey the interests of several assassins intersect whose missions and objectives are mixed and intertwined. As has been the case since ‘Deadpool 2’, ‘Bullet Train’ shines and stands out for the multitude of cameos and unforgettable small roles to which names such as Channing Tatum, Zazie Beets, Sandra Bullock or, of course, Bad Bunny lend themselves. But above all, a flowery cast stands out, including Sanada himself, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King and Brad Pitt, who it is clear that lately he only works if it is to have a good time and so that His character is cool, at least as cool as he is in real life.

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The result is a fast-paced film and a beautiful example of how to mix jokes and punches without becoming ridiculous. ‘Bullet Train’ just arrived on Netflix.

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Rafael is an expert in movies, series and video games. His thing is classic and auteur cinema, although he doesn’t miss a Marvel movie or the hit of the moment on Netflix due to professional deformation. He also has a geeky side to him, as proven by his specialization in anime, k-pop, and everything related to Asian culture.

By generation, sometimes he has to write about current musical hits, from Bizarrap to Blackpink. It even has its erotic side, but limited, unfortunately, to selecting the best erotic series and movies. But he doesn’t limit himself there, since he also likes to write about gastronomy, travel, humor and memes.

After 5 years writing for Fotogramas and Esquire, the truth is that he has already done a little bit of everything, from interviews with international stars to mobile phone presentations or tastings of oil, insects and, yes, if he’s lucky, wine.

He trained in Audiovisual Communication at the University of Murcia. She later continued at the Carlos III University of Madrid with a Master’s Degree in Research in Media. In addition to beginning a doctorate on sexual representation in arthouse cinema (which she never finished), she also studied a Master’s degree in film criticism, both at ECAM and at the School of Writers. Before, he cut his teeth writing on the Cinealacarbonara blog, continued in media such as Amanecemetropolis, Culturamas or Magnolia Magazine, and dedicated all his efforts to Mutaciones Magazine since its foundation.

He arrived at Hearst in 2018 and managed to carve out a niche for himself in the editorial offices of Fotogramas and Esquire, with which he continues to write about everything he likes and what they send him (often coincides). His good or bad taste (depending on how you look at it) also led him to get into the world of gastronomy and video games. Come on, he likes to entertain himself.

 
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