Once upon a time, Hutch was an assassin for the “letter agencies.” You know, the CIA/FBI … that sort of thing. In fact, Hutch is a complete badass who tried to put his past behind him. Now that he’s been reminded of the family and life he wants to protect, he’s ready to rediscover himself and take down all the bad guys.
If you’re looking for some intense action scenes to purge you of your holiday frustrations, “Nobody” is precisely the day-after-holiday present you need. One scene, in particular, has Hutch taking on numerous thugs on a bus and friends; let me tell you, this is some incredible ass-kicking Odenkirk does here. He tells the group of young jerks, “I’m gonna f*** you up.” They laugh, and then he does. It’s so incredibly satisfying (not sure what that says about me as a person) that I actually just watched it again and found that my mood lifted considerably.
I’m not saying it’s a good idea to go beat people up on a bus. Please don’t do that, folks. It’s just so soothing to watch little jerks get a beat down in a pretend world. The film is chock full of scenes like these. It takes itself seriously, acting-wise, but “Nobody” is replete with some amazingly comic moments. This film knows what it is, and it’s one hundred percent celebrating every single second of it. For those of us who cannot watch any “John Wick” movies because we have dogs-in-film issues, this is the perfect remedy. Add in the fact that Odenkirk was in his late 50s when this was shot, and you’ve also got a reason to head out to the gym.
I wish you all a restful and merry holiday season!