Brad Pitt has recently been the center of attention for his very public divorce and the ensuing family drama with his former wife, Angelina Jolie. Despite the increasingly intrusive peek into his personal life by the ubiquitous paparazzi, the Hollywood A-lister and megastar has managed to churn out yet another blockbuster action film, a genre from which he had remained rather distant since the 2005 staggering hit, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Bullet Train Arrives With a Wheezing Plot and Stellar Cast
The 2022 action and mystery-thriller film arrives with a script boasting of David Leitch‘s enigmatic direction and stars Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Brian Tyree Henry. Pitt enters the arena as an average Joe veteran assassin on a mission aboard a train only to discover he’s not alone waiting to strike. The cast and their narrative are highly influenced by Jackie Chan who Pitt reveals he considers as “an all-time great, the Buster Keaton of our time”.
The humor-filled, candy-colored film is an adaptation of the Japanese novel of the same name by Kotaro Isaka. It is currently flying under the radar with a 54% rating on Rotten Tomatoes accompanied by a 78% audience score.
Brad Pitt Reveals the Influence of Bullet Train on His Life
The cast of Bullet Train recently sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to discuss the making and coming together of their latest creation. Almost with a tone of happy reminiscence, the actors shared the memories they made on set. Among the numerous reasons why Bullet Train can be hailed as a good summer action film is due to the genuine bond that developed between the actors while spending time together on set. Aaron Taylor-Johnson clarifies that by adding that their time together was better spent due to the isolation and already looming threat of the global pandemic.
Brad Pitt, the senior of the three, enunciates the fact that the script came to him during a difficult time in his life when the lockdown was making everyone “a bit stir crazy and really like questioning our choices”. But the film made for a good distraction from all the tangible yet quiet panic that the world had succumbed to and it was even better since it gave Pitt a reason to laugh. Of course, it adds to the humor of the film that the characters display an increasing fever dream-like quality to their presence which places them outside of basic reality. All in all, it will make for a good summer distraction, just as it did with the three stars of Leitch’s latest film.
Bullet Train is now playing in theatres globally.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes