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Nobody 4K Review

“Nobody” is one of 2021’s best films thus far.

In 2021’s “Nobody,” the story revolves around a man named Hutch Mansell who doesn’t seem content with his life. Despite having a family and 2 kids, he’s living a routine existence and is stuck at a boring factory job. After Hutch’s home is broken into, it’s clear that Hutch is hiding something and holding back. Shortly thereafter, suspicions about Hutch are confirmed when he unloads a group of criminals and is soon targeted by a vengeful Russian crime lord named Yulian Kuznetsov. The truth about Hutch soon comes out as we (the audience) see what Hutch is really capable of as he seems unable to escape his past.

Written by “John Wick” creator Derek Kolstad and directed by Ilya Naishuller, “Nobody” certainly shares a lot of similarities to the John Wick franchise and is loaded with gunfights, absurd action scenes, and no holds barred bloody violence. And yet, it’s also one of the most deliriously entertaining movies in years and just might be better than all the Wick movies to boot. This film is pure joyous action mayhem.  It’s a fast paced 92 minute thrall ride that becomes more and more intense with each passing minute. By the time the action packed climax rolls around, you’ll undoubtedly be in action movie heaven. Sure, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those longing for an all-out action flick, it doesn’t get much better than this. Hopefully, we’ll see some sequels in the not too distant future.

I’m sure everyone was wondering how Bob Odenkirk would fare in the main role as Hutch. The actor is best known for being a comedian before he ventured into drama territory ala his star making turn as Saul in both “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” You can now add action movie star to his filmography because Odenkirk goes all in here. The bus sequence alone shows just how dedicated he is to pulling this role off. As for the rest of the cast, I never knew how much I needed to see Bob Odenkirk, RZA, and Christopher Lloyd together, but it turns out, that’s exactly what I needed. This is easily Lloyd’s best role since the 90’s. I won’t say more than that to avoid spoilers. You just need to see it for yourself.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 2160p. How does it look? While perhaps not up to the usual 4K standards, the print does maintain the gritty style that the film goes for.

Audio Track: Dolby Atmos. How does it sound? The action and rocking soundtrack absolutely soar with this Atmos track.


Extras:
* Blu-ray copy
* Digital copy
* 5 minutes of deleted scenes
* “Hutch Hits Hard”- A behind-the-scenes featurette on the action.
* “Breaking Down The Action”- 4 featurettes on specific action sequences- bus fight, home invasion, car chase and tool and die.
* “Just A Nobody”- A featurette on the character of Hutch.
* Commentary by Bob Odenkirk and director Ilya Naishuller and a solo commentary by Naishuller as well.

June 19, 2021 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , ,

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