you may remember the fantastic generation of French action movies that came out of France a few years ago. Inheriting the tradition of the French fleece from the sixties and mixing it with unprejudiced doses of comedy, headed by savages such as ‘Dobermann’ and the international-style cinema Luc Besson, the Gallic chase and smackdown cinema won over the world. They succeeded in the late nineties. well, movies like ‘Taxi’, ‘Yamakasi’ or ‘District 13’.

The echo died out shortly after, although France has never stopped making good action movies (a good part of the Luc Besson films that continue to reach us are produced in the director’s country of origin). One of the latest samples now comes exclusively to Netflix: ‘stray bullet 2‘. If you don’t know the first installment, don’t worry: you can also enjoy it on the platform.

If the first ‘The Stray Bullet’ was a false guilty story in which a mechanic had to clear his name after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit, this sequel is his revenge. Determined to find the two crooked cops who killed his brother and his mentor, our anti-hero sets off on a relentless chase. A conventional argument for a film that, if you have never delved into French action cinema, may surprise you more than you expect.

The brilliance with which the French film action is displayed here in frenetic chases, superbly choreographed and executed fights, and humor and cameos at the most unexpected (and often disconcerting) moments. With a visual neatness that makes films ten times more expensive stand out, ‘The Stray Bullet 2’ inherits much of what is good about oriental genre cinema (which swept the neighboring country in the nineties) and regurgitates it in a genuinely French product. . bon appetit.


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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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