Apr 2, 2011

22 bullets - L'immortel, 2010

22 Bullets a.k.a. L'immortel
Director: Richard Berry
Cast: Jean Reno, Marina Fois, Richard Berry

L'immortel in short: Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he's been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille's Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die.

Stage: Home theatre

Preps; None in perticular - again one waiting for my attention. However, I have heard it's a good action movie.

Reality: The first twenty minutes consist of one of the strongest scenes regarding action and kill at sight. After that, a chase, you cannot really tackle. This means, that you keep searching the story and try to follow the line you cannot really determine.

This in some cases means the movie is very interesting, because it keeps your attention live and dandy. In some cases, such as this one, I get tired of trying to keep all the lines together and figure out what it's all about. Ok, I get that two mob communities are fighting each other and there are cops involved in one or the other as well. But no matter how I try, I still am confused after a long time (after the movie has begun).

Now, the movie shows some excellent violence scenes, as well as chase scenes and criminal moments. Jean Reno stars as in some movies Bruce Willis does. But all in all it doesn't convince me, it's one of the better pieces lately. Do get your mind focused before you see this one, because otherwise you might have difficulties in understanding the plot.

How can you survive that many bullets? Hehe, if you aren't Bruce Willis, you can't. And he just cannot die. A superman? No, just unrealistic..

And the director starring at the movie? Hardly ever successful! This one also proves this point.

My personal rating: 4,0 (I don't have any perticular feelings. But I don't rate it the lowest because after a long time, some decent action. Still figuring out the story, though :)

L'immortel on IMDB

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