Movie Plot – Nobody: A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Writer: Derek Kolstad
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd
From Saul Goodman to Nobody
I’m a Breaking Bad fan, and Bob Odenkirk was the comic relief of that show. However, his performance in his own spin-off show “Better Call Saul” really made me realize how great of an actor he is. When I watched the trailer for Nobody, my jaw dropped on the floor. It became instantly one of my most anticipated movies of the year.
And oh boy, this really felt like his movie, and it was epic. You can’t seem to help but compare to the John Wick films because the premise is almost the same. He beats up some kids who happen to be family from a druglord and the main character happens to be a secret badass back in the days. However, some of the execution feels different and, therefore, also fresh.
Let the frustrations go
Nobody is constant, pure adrenaline, a film needed to loosen the nerves, with intense action, irony and balls. Directed by the brilliant Ilya Naishuller, who takes into account the smallest details, illuminating the chaos with intelligent shots without leaving anything to chance and enhancing the emotions during the action.
The story is as simple as it is banal but manages to entertain viewers in its intent and in its simplicity. Great cast with a fantastic Bob Odenkirk leading scene after scene like a good host and the legendary Christopher Lloyd mesmerizing and surprising. A small masterpiece that pumps blood from start to finish and immediately positions itself as a major in the ranks of the genre. Furthermore, this movie isn’t a very long film so you don’t have to worry about wasting too much time.
We don’t get much information about who Hutch truly is and the people around them. However, the film gives us just enough information to put the pieces together. It’s a method to keep the character somehow mysterious while you have some idea what he has been through.
They do tell you how his previous life was and why he’s so great in action. However, he still gets his ass kicked. Unlike John Wick, he feels more vulnerable and human. Should he be in a fight with John Wick, he would lose without any doubt. Still, I like seeing him a little more vulnerable because then it feels a little more real in this absurdity.
Besides John Wick, I also got Home Alone vibes but in R-rated form. People are breaking into his own house. In addition, you will see him use clever traps and tricks. Some of them are really creative and just blew me away. Pun intended!
Last but not least, the soundtrack is dope. It’s a soundtrack that Quentin Tarantino would use. I always love the mixture of some old music and kick-ass action.
Some pretty good performances, but Bob takes the crown here. Nobody is a fun movie to watch with some really cool scenes and impressive cinematography. It’s funny, it’s intense, it’s entertaining and overall, it’s just fantastic.