Stallone is back after The Expendables 2 with another action flick called Bullet To The Head. I was kind of anxious to see this after the coming attractions since there seemed to be a lot of action and laughs in this one.
Stallone is Jimmy Bobo, a hit man, who, along with his partner, John Ceda, kills a corrupt policeman. Stallone would leave Lola, a prostitute, alive, since he has a rule about not killing women or kids.
While in a bar afterwards, Stallone leaves his partner along and another hit man, named Keegan. Keegan would go after Bobo in the bar but would fail to make the hit.
From there, Taylor Kwon, a detective and partner of the corrupt policeman comes into investigate the death of his corrupt partner and deduces that Bobo is involved. They would form a bond and go after the men who hired Bobo to kill his partner.
The partnership seems strange to me and I made the plot difficult to follow. You would think that Kwon would want to arrest Bobo for killing his partner even though he was corrupt but that never came out. Christian Slater has a small role in this movie as a lawyer which ends for him after about 15 minutes.
The friendship between Bobo and Kwon isn’t like the ones you would see like Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy of 48 hours. That, along with the fact that Stallone is going on a killing spree seems to only make the relationship with Kwon less believable.
The action is fast paced but predictable, leading to a final battle between Keegan and Stallone in what would be an ax fight. There is some suspense leading up to it but of course, the rest is predictable.
My first thought was why create a whole new character in this movie when Stallone played Jack Carter in the movie, Get Carter. If you had to compare the characters, my thought was that Jack Carter was the better hit man but I guess since the movie didn’t do well, then that was the reason for Jimmy Bobo.
I have to go with three stars on this one due to a muddy plot. Lots of action though but unfortunately, predictable.