Director: Ilya Naishuller
Writer: Derek Kolstad
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Christopher Lloyd, RZA, and more.
I love Bob Odenkirk. I love the “John Wick” series. I love wild action flicks. So what is not to love here? “Nobody” is from some of the minds of the Wick series and boasts some top talent in the production crew and cast. I had to get my eyes on this one ASAP, and that is exactly what I did.
“A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.”
Chalk this up as a John Wick parody because that is honestly what it is. I am not saying that like it is a bad thing, but that is essentially what it gets boiled down to. The stories differ in the least of ways. The comedy is pretty much the same. And the action is top notch quality. Any fans of the Wick series should be fans of “Nobody.”
Bob Odenkirk, most famously known for his role as Saul Goodman in “Better Call Saul,” has been a favorite of mine for some time now. Here in “Nobody,” he excels in his role as Hutch Mansell. He is charismatic, hilarious, and that good ole family man. Once he goes full beatdown mode, the movie is non-stop fun and entertainment.
Next to Bob are some exceptional supporting characters played by RZA and Christopher Lloyd. RZA kicks ass, but the show stealer for me was Christopher Lloyd. My man is badass, and I loved every moment of his.
Now as I stated previously, there is not much creativity behind “Nobody” since it is practically a carbon copy of “John Wick.” So that deducts some brownie points as is, regardless of the entertainment value.
The villain and his mob are about as basic as it gets for an action film. And once again, carbon copy it up from Wick, and we have another formula film that is not even that old. So of course the film will work out.
You gotta love it! I mean, I love it. The formula works, and I damn sure was entertained. Odenkirk is kick-ass and so is “Nobody” as a whole. This is one that is a great experience in a theater, so go give it a view if you can in its prime setting. Otherwise, peep this one as soon as you can when it becomes readily available for you. I am all for a series of “Nobody!”
Editor: Erica McNatt
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