The fact that “ John Wick ” has made a difference in Hollywood action cinema can be seen not only from the success of the film series with Keanu Reeves, but also from the fact that there are now a few imitators. Probably the most successful graduate of the John Wick Academy to date: ” Nobody ” , in which, of all things, “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” lawyer Bob Odenkirk mutates into a killing machine.
“Nobody” didn’t leave a particularly great impression in the cinema – the film grossed a total of 55.7 million dollars worldwide, 115,000 people bought a ticket in Germany – but “Nobody” should now find a larger audience in home cinema at the latest. And with Sky Ticket , the action hit is now even available as part of a streaming subscription at no additional cost:
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In our FILMSTARTS review, there was a strong 4 out of 5 stars for “Nobody” and the comparison to “John Wick” is made directly in the introduction: “A nobody of all things makes John Wick serious competition!”, Writes author Sidney Schering.
The FILMSTARTS review of “Nobody”
In fact, the comparison fits particularly well here: Because “Nobody” was written by Derek Kolstad , who also wrote the screenplays for all previous “John Wick” films, and produced by David Leitch , who co-wrote the first “John Wick” with Chad Stahelski ‘ and has since been responsible for action highlights such as ‘ Atomic Blonde ‘.
It is directed by Ilya Naishuller , who previously shot the brutal first-person shooter experience “ Hardcore ”. And it’s the influence of those three filmmakers, plus the great Bob Odenkirk in the lead, that made Nobody one of the best action movies of the year.
The plot of “Nobody”
Family man Hutch (Bob Odenkirk) seems like a complete failure who has a boring job, is despised by his son Brady ( Gage Munroe ) and has a passionless marriage to his wife Becca ( Connie Nielsen ). Even when two burglars break into his house one night, Hutch just stands there frozen.
But triggered by this experience and the ridicule he received for his inaction, a long-hidden side of the supposed failure slowly awakens again. Hutch soon finds himself confronted with the concentrated power of the Russian mafia around its boss Yulian Kuznetsov ( Aleksey Serebryakov )…
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