saw this tonight and it kicked my ass. Both this and the original are just as good as it gets for action thrillers. It’s just unreal and so well done.
It’s basically what Tarantino tried to do with those silly Kill Bill movies. They were too hokey and a mish-mash of too many different genres (specifically the stupid anime bullshit). Meanwhile, this is just straight up the middle and no bullshit.
My brother used to beat the shit out of me every single day when he came home in middle school. He would do his wrestling moves on me and take it out on me even when I wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. You know the corny action sequence in those movies where the protagonist goes, 'man, I'm not going to fight you' and then gets his ass kicked? Yeah? WELL THAT WAS ME! EVERY DAY! The one time I absolutely kicked my brother’s ass was when I was hopped up on adrenaline after watching a Jackie Chan movie and my brother came after me. God, I wish there was footage of it. I was such a slippery little shit, did things with chairs, couches, bending, karate chops to the neck and head. Just super unorthodox and moronic. After that, it was back to my brother giving me Steiner Recliners. Those were super painful and I cried EVERY time and my brother would not give mercy.
Point of that story is this: if I saw these movies in middle school, my brother would be fucking dead. I mean, holy shit. I am not joking. These movies just make you want to go out and take out an entire neighborhood by yourself afterwards.