The Fall Guy – Movie Review

Will this reboot explode in your face? Or will you fall for it?

What’s it about?

Renowned stuntman Colt Seavers is pulled from an enforced retirement when the star of a big studio movie suddenly disappears. As the mystery surrounding the missing actor deepens, Colt soon finds himself ensnared in a sinister plot that pushes him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt.

What did we think?

Anthony Sherratt says: As a fan of the original Lee Majors 80s TV series about a stuntman who doubles as a bounty hunter I was both excited and trepidatious going into a remake. I need not have worried. This polished film is a little light on plot but is so much fun that it truly doesn’t matter. Directed by Bullet Train’s David Leitch (who also gave us Deadpool 2 and John Wick), The Fall Guys mocks itself and the film industry all while giving us a glorious mix of silliness and epic stunts. It’s not high cinema or thought-inspiring drama; it’s just fun.

Does it have the best plot? No
Do I care at all? No
Was it glorious fun? Yes
Did it have some callbacks to the original TV show? Yes
Do I need to have seen the original TV show? Not at all.
Were Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt just adorable? Yes
Will I see it again? Yes. And yes.

Maybe yes a fourth time.

Anthony has been reviewing movies for over 25 years (it may be longer now as he may have forgotten to add an extra year on). He lectures in journalism at the prestigious Queensland University of Technology and in addition to freelance writing, works with the charity Hands Across The Water. In a busy life, insomnia is his friend.
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