“Bullet to the Head” Reviews

Bullet to Head is out and the reviews are in…

“Bullet to the Head” opened to mixed reviews and a projected six place slot.  While I wasn’t surprised by the mixed reviews, I was by the box office.  Perhaps the Sandy Hook tragedy is just too fresh in folks’ minds.  Maybe guys made this an all sports weekend with the UFC fights last night and the Super Bowl today.

I enjoyed the movie and while the story isn’t realistic (nor was it meant to be) and has some plot holes — it is a fun action movie and accomplishes what Walter Hill and Sly set out to do.  I plan to see it again this week.  It will be interesting to see what happens during week two at the box office. – Craig

Walter Hill on Making Bullet to the Head

On January 27, 2013, The Miami Herald posted Sylvester Stallone Lures Director Walter Hill Back to Work for Bullet to the Head.  Here are a few tidbits…

“I read the script and said ‘I’m in, as long as you perceive the movie to be an homage to action films of the ’70s and ’80s, and we make it in that spirit — where the engine of the film is certainly not the story, which is preposterous, but the ethical stances of the two lead characters and their opposite world views.”

“Stallone’s [hit man] is not a character to be imitated or admired,” Hill says. “But he is a character who is brutally honest about the world he lives in.

“The endings of this kind of movie are, in a sense, a given,” Hill says. “The fun is getting there. I think of the good guys and bad guys almost doing a little dance. These movies are all musicals, in a way. And also westerns, of course, because the characters are forced to use violence when civility and traditional society don’t work.”

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on Bullet to the Head

On January 26, 2013, ComicBook.com posted an interview with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje currently who is soon to be seen with Sylvester Stallone in Bullet to the Head. Here are some tidbits from the interview about working with Sly

I was definitely intrigued by working with both Stallone and Walter Hill–both of whom are legendary. Walter’s vision and take on a modern throwback action-packed movie was something that really intrigued me. These guys are old school but they deliver in a contemporary way and it’s very no-nonsense.

 

It was a really enjoyable process to work alongside Walter Hill and Stallone because they were very keen to develop a multi-layered and textured character.

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