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Review: 'Bullet Train' goes off the rails, but Pitt doesn't

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By JAKE COYLE

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No doubt this will inspire another group of foreigners rushing to Japan to see something that just does not exist. Must like the anime and otaku who think that Akihabara is some cosplay/anime heaven!

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Bullet Train sequel: "Green Car".

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Sounds absolutely terrible.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Occasionally there is a good, worth-watching, American film but from the description this does not sound like one of them.

Ladybug, tasked to grab a very particular briefcase off a train headed from Tokyo to Kyoto

The main picture at the top isn't even a "bullet train".

5 ( +7 / -2 )

You'll get all this action for free on any night train that passes through Blacktown, Sydney,

One can also join in the violence for free.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Think the writer likes Brad?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The copious flashbacks and quirky banter (Henry's character has an outlook based around Thomas the Tank Engine) that accompany the juggling of all these characters in between bloody encounters is a familiar kind of framework recalling a long line of Quentin Tarantino knockoffs.

looks good. in a Gunpowder Milkshake kind of way – recent, modern but also respectful of its “origins”, the obvious Japanese influences from the 70,s and 80,s / slash / Tarantino; that’s enough for me. :) didn’t ask it to be the best movie of the 21st century, just wanna be entertained; ( we have fights, Japan, more fights, Hiroyuki Sanada, some Japanese-Americans, (did I mention “fights”?), and these two: Brad Pitt and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (what a combination btw) ) – looks entertaining to me. :)

No doubt this will inspire another group of foreigners rushing to Japan to see something that just does not exist. Must like the anime and otaku who think that Akihabara is some cosplay/anime heaven!

… it’s just a movie(!) chill.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Only foreigners call it the Bullet Train.

Probably every American train is one of those.

Guess it is more appealing than calling the movie "Shinkansen?"

or maybe

"Killer Shinkansen".

Will the movie affect the image?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

some sequels or spin-offs worth making: "Chikan - Groping Royale", "Man-in Densha Fantasies" xD

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Goofy Brad Pitt is best Brad Pitt.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why would anybody want to pay to see this movie?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Sounds like someone’s got a thing for Mr Pitt.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A lot of angst over a movie the angsters haven't seen.

Usually better to give an authoritative review of things like a book after reading it or music after listening to it or a game after playing it or food after eating it ....or a movie after watching it.

Usually.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

No thanks...

0 ( +9 / -9 )

Definitely will go see it.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Bullet Train sequel: "Green Car".

I'd much prefer a sequel called: "Wan-man"

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Culver City is not in Japan.

mostly shot on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, with some killer production design and a cool train courtesy of David Scheunemann, it undoubtedly feels like we are in Tokyo.

The Bullet Train will be leaving from platform 19 if you can get past the border guards.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Too much violence in movies these days.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Trailer looked ok. Yes glitz and lots of cut scene action and so on. Still better than all the prequels/sequels/spinoffs.

And Brad Pitt is a commanding screen presence.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The shot in this article is not from a Japanese shinkansen train. It's a set, and a very bad one. A bit of googling might have made it more accurate.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Better to watch the 1975 Japanese movie also titled Bullet Train.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I bet these two titles would be more than popular here in Japan lol

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Probably every American train is one of those.

Not at all actually.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Looks like a complete train wreck of a movie. You'd have to pay me to see it, and generously too.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I hope the third installment is chinchin densha.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

No doubt this will inspire another group of foreigners rushing to Japan to see something that just does not exist. Must like the anime and otaku who think that Akihabara is some cosplay/anime heaven!

FFS it's just a movie to be enjoyed. You purchase a ticket, buy some popcorn, get a beverage, sit down and watch the movie (don't wait until the end of the credits), and be on your way. Other than that, no one is going to take this movie seriously and if they do, then they need serious help.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Movies? So 2000.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

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