|Cast:||Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielson, Christopher Llyold|
|Release Date:||16 April 2021|
The story revolves around Hutch Mansell, who fails to defend himself or his family when one night two thieves break into his suburban home. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes his long-simmering rage. When his action affects the family of a Russian mafia, Hutch decides to save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary. Thus, ensuring that he will never be underestimated again. “Nobody 2021”
It is an easily understandable story with some satisfying action where the hero commands, “Don’t mess with my family”. A common man suddenly getting into all action to protect his family is certainly a hot topic as it satisfies audiences both visually & story. The trailer of Nobody surely conveys that but the movie didn’t match up to my expectations. Watching this film might give you a bit of John Wick vibes; one-man army in a barrage of fists, gunfire, grenades, and squealing tires. The only difference is that characters are not in mandatory black suits & Hutch uses too many bombs besides guns.
The main reason for watching this film is Bob Odenkirk whom I’ve loved from “The Breaking Bad” to “Better Call Saul”. I didn’t have much expectation from it, story-wise. I just wanted to see the man in action & well, the lack of storyline didn’t surprise me at all. I’m glad that they kept the runtime as short as 1hr 32 mins. Not having much to show still dragging a movie for 2 hrs, now that what takes all charm from action movies.
It’s about a man who feels emasculated by the mundanity of suburban married life; a successful wife, an unsatisfied son & a cute little daughter who might be the only member to actually value Hutch. He misses his old life when he worked for FBI & now when he got the chance, he let out his wild side. The fun fact is that he makes sure to enjoy eliminating his enemies. He also got a retired, old, badass dad (Christopher Lloyld) who also misses his past life & hence, always ready to do some action. We see him dual-wielding shotguns & that is what fun action supposed to be. There was Connie Nielson also in this film who was in a supportive role but had very less screen time. I wanted to see her a little bit more.
Nobody 2021 Verdict
Odenkirk is a surprisingly compelling action lead & the only reason to watch this film. It’s a decent, entertaining action film where like each new one, the director shows a couple of new action sequences to awe the viewers; that works. The hero is flawed & vulnerable because he definitely is a common man despite his past. But an easily forgettable film. This film is surely made to earn money & not much else. It might feel as good as John Wick at the beginning but after the adrenaline rush is gone, you feel it doesn’t hold much value like “Wick impact”. Now if in the future they take Odenkirk’s Hutch Mansell to John Wick Universe, now that will be something humongous, I bet.