This might be one of the shortest reviews I ever do and that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes the simplest stories can provide the best entertainment, particularly when you look at this genre and films which are clear inspiration for this one, being John Wick and The Equalizer.
Nobody follows Hutch Mansell, a normal middle aged man, who gets caught up in the criminal world after his house is broken into and comes across a group of men harassing a woman, who work for a drug lord.
You know exactly the type of film that you’re going to get with this, like I already said the inspiration from John Wick and The Equalizer is painfully obvious, but not a bad thing, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a film of this type and if it’s done well and has good action like this does. At the very least it takes the good things that we love about those other films and has learnt the right lessons when it comes to the action. The fighting feels realistic with some fun and unique brief moments which make the film memorable, which I’m sure are the parts that Bob Odenkirk enjoyed performing the most, as well as the moments featuring the legendary Christopher Lloyd, who looked like he was having a blast filming his role.
But the small moments of uniqueness aren’t enough from making it feel like something we haven’t seen a few times before. The story isn’t unique, even down to the final big fight which feels extremely similar to one of the films I’ve mentioned. Give it some more uniqueness, give it a final battle that is a unique setting or using weapons which are more unique to get it to the level of the better action films.
If you have are missing a bit of serious action before the sillier and less serious action scenes of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Fast and Furious 9 in cinemas and coming very soon, then you will certainly have a good time with Nobody and I wouldn’t be upset if they go on to do a sequel.
What did you think of Nobody? Do you want to a sequel?
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