Bullet to the Head (Walter Hill)
First, I am a huge fan of Sly’ s even though I know he isn’t that great of an actor.I blame my dad for making me watch him as a young girl in Rambo and Rocky, so I rarely miss one of his movies now, unless it’is a comedy, because we all know he can’t pull that off.
I was excited to see this movie after watching the previews. Sly is looking much better than he has in a long while as he is lean and in shape. He looks as though he had some corrective surgery to fix his botched ones and better hair plugs, so actually watching him in non action shots is easier.
The movie, however was just okay. The movie isn’t as action packed as I was expecting or had hoped and most of the funny lines are shown in the previews. The action sequences are close ups so you lose a little of the wow factor with a good mix of close and wide shots, perhaps age has something to do with it. The movie was predictable but it’s been about 10 years since I’ve seen one that isn’t. Most of the gore comes from, well, bullets to the head, but those aren’t overdone. There’s plenty of scenes with exposed breasts that is just out of place and unnecessary, but that can also be said of a lot of movies. If you like Sly and like action movies, then go ahead and watch, you won’t be worse off for it.
I would give it 3 stars and some of that is just the fact that Stallone had to really prepare for this role physically.
Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use