Please be aware…the red band trailer above is definitely NSFW.
Now that that’s out of the way, ‘Nobody,’ appears to be a cross between ‘John Wick’ and ‘Death Wish’ starring
Saul Goodman Bob Odenkirk as a put-upon suburban dad. The good news is the ‘Nobody’ villains only steal his daughter’s kitty cat bracelet…no puppies were harmed in the making of this shoot-em-up.
As Rotten Tomatoes summarizes the plot . . .
Hutch Mansell, (is) an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull only further away.
The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov, Amazon’s McMafia)–and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
In other words, ‘Nobody’ is 92 minutes packed with lots of bad guys getting kilt and blowed up. The Ilya Naishuller action flick, like 1974’s ‘Death Wish’ before it, would appear to tap into America’s prevailing national sense of concern about rising crime, civil unrest, defunded police departments and prosecutors who don’t prosecute criminals.
Critics will probably be about as receptive to ‘Nobody’ as they were to its predecessor. But don’t be surprised if, like Death Wish (both the original and the 2018 remake), audiences are far more enthusiastic as ‘Nobody’ looks like it features lots of good, wholesome ballistic entertainment…and who can’t use more of that these days?