Lost Bullet 2: Back for More 2022 Movie Review Poster Trailer Online
It’s a pity that films like ‘Lost Bullet’ are soon forgotten and go into oblivion, whereas those that are part of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise go on a money-minting spree. One really wonders how many have seen the first installment of ‘Lost Bullet’? And here we have the sequel, which maintains the same momentum as the previous film with its fast-paced narrative and successfully delivers one and a half hours of solid entertainment. The events in the film are not plausible, but does one really care as long as they are high on the entertainment quotient? ‘Lost Bullet 2’ goes into full throttle in the very first few minutes and maintains the same tempo throughout its duration. If you are missing Rohit Shetty’s ability to bump cars at his will, this French film goes much beyond it with its unbelievable car chase sequences, believable action scenes, and a plot that might not be great but does its job.
Set amidst corruption in the French police narcotics department, the film picks up exactly where the first part had ended. Lino has now become a part of the police department, while Marco is now sort of enjoying immunity through a witness protection program, – a piece of news that not many are aware of. Areski has gone underground, and no one has a clue about his whereabouts. This sequel largely revolves around Lino’s relentless search to get hold of Areski and his attempt to bring justice for the murder of his foster brother by ensuring Marco goes behind the bar. Lino, the genius mechanic, gives a complete makeover to Charras’ Renault 51, and the car itself becomes a character in the film. It’s also revealed that Alexander Resz, the head of the narcotics department, is behind the murky dealings. After numerous car chases and explosions, this action film ends on a note that gives a clear indication of another film in the series.
‘Lost Bullet 2’ is a film that can easily be dismissed by naysayers as a film without any meat or substance. But if ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘John Wick’ franchises have developed a cult following over the years, ‘Lost Bullet’ too should have faith in its abilities. Honestly, it provides more entertainment than the two franchises mentioned above. This film surely has an average story, but the action sequences more than make up for all the lacunae. They are breathtaking and death-defying. The only thing that this film lacks is an ‘element of novelty’ in its plot. Most of the things were said in the first part, and ‘Lost Bullet 2’ is only a continuation of the sequences that we saw in the first part. Amid an average story, the director has skillfully woven action into virtually every sequence of the film. Director Guillaume Pierret has done a great job of making a film that keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat. The rough car chase sequences on the streets of France are well executed and remain a highlight of the film. Look for the scene at the coal mine factory when Lino is chased by Julia, his ex-lover.
Alban Lenoir as Lino delivers a credible performance. He does a fine job in the role of a ‘car mechanic now turned policeman’ and brings the right amount of fatigue on his forehead from constantly chasing corrupt cops and bringing them to justice. Stefi Celma as Julia probably remains the most intriguing and compelling character of the film, and she does justice to her role.
This film could have easily fatigued its viewers with its relentless action scenes with cars crashing and flying all around, but fortunately, this does not happen, and it could only be termed a victory for the makers. ‘Lost Bullet 2’ is one of those films that is cleverly designed to entertain you with its slick pace that does not give you a moment to check your phone. There is a chance that you may not have heard about ‘Lost Bullet.’ Give it a chance, and a thrilling ride is guaranteed.