Everybody should see the movie “Nobody”


Jessie Larrinaga

In the new movie, “Nobody,” Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, bringing a refreshing new vibe to a genre that often falls into the same patterns. The movie was fairly graphic in terms of violence, but the cinematography and solid acting elevated it to a higher level.

Jessie Larrinaga, Managing Editor

If you’ve seen “Better Call Saul” or “Breaking Bad” then you know Bob Odenkirk as the Saul Goodman. But in “Nobody,” Odenkirk stars as a Hutch Mansell, a family man with a darker past.  

Odenkirk plays the role beautifully, which was honestly a bit surprising to me. His roles in the past have been of awkward, funny guys. But he takes on Mansell’s persona of seriousness in a way that I didn’t expect.  

The film is an action movie – with lots of bloody fight scenes and violent encounters. It’s definitely on the more graphic side, so if you have a weak stomach, I’d stay away. But if action movies are something you’re into, it’s 100% worth the watch.  

Hutch has both a suburban side, in which he is a loving father and husband, and another side that viewers can tell is there from the beginning, but have to wait until he reveals himself. Odenkirk is able to portray both sides of this character with ease, whereas many other actors would have put on a more half-hearted performance.  

Director Ilya Naishuller uses cinematography in a way that elevates the film to the next level. I want to be clear that this isn’t just a movie filled with fight scenes and a half-done plot. The action scenes are done beautifully, the music fits the scenes well, and the overall aesthetic and atmosphere of the film is something unusual and intriguing.  

Tackling issues of masculinity and how it feels to be emasculated, the film definitely caters to a more male audience. It never fully explains the role that toxic masculinity plays, but it was clear to me and would probably be to any viewer who is conscious of these issues. That being said, even though this would appeal to men specifically, I appreciated seeing a film that called these things to mind – as a woman.  

Written by Derek Kolstad – the writer of the “John Wick” movies – this film perhaps seeks to open up a new movie universe. I would not be surprised by future films following Hutch and other characters in the film. It also was definitely left open for a sequel, which I will excitedly await the announcement of.  

I certainly enjoyed this film, but as I mentioned before, I think its real value comes directly from Odenkirk. His rise to fame is one that brings a smile to my face, and I truly believe that with another actor in this role, it would have been simply mediocre. I look forward to seeing more of his work in future film or television roles.  

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys action movies and doesn’t mind a film that gets pretty violent.  

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