In 2004, someone released a movie that quickly became one of the most talked about films in the United States. Catch the Bullet is based on a true story. No, it's not about gun shooting and the good guy always wins. In fact, it is about how two teenage boys stumble upon a grisly murder scene in the woods and wonder how they can get out alive.
The movie begins with Channing Tatum's naive, sweet leading man, Matt Damon, playing the role of an innocent called John Paxson. He is called out of retirement by his boss, retired Army Intelligence Colonel Ben Bradlee (Sam Raimi), to find out what happened to his old friend, private detective, and ex-girlfriend, Susan Williams ( Sandra Oh), who disappeared while giving a talk at a conference. John finds out that Susan was working with a group of shady individuals from her past, including a Chinese intelligence agent played by Chow Yun-Kwon (Korean actor Kim Dong-hun). The Chinese are trying to get close to the Americans because of their vulnerability to their technologies. John also learns that the reason why Susan went to the conference is because her Chinese lover was there as well.
John and Ben hire two very attractive, though slightly crazy, women to join their ranks - Victoria (EMA Cashley) and Debbie (Shana Messing). Victoria is a seasoned gunslinger who is a master shot and Ben is a much more laid back cowboy who doesn't really want to go into business for himself. Together, they embark on a crazy mission to save Victoria from a group of terrorists who want to kill her. Catch the Bullet is directed by David Fincher and written by John Gatins. While it is certainly no Twilight Saga, it is still just as suspenseful and exciting.
This movie isn't as intense as the first film, simply because there aren't any gunslingers in it. However, it's definitely just as much fun! Although the movie is much different than the other two, it still maintains the same high level of excitement. Just about every scene in this movie is exciting, whether it's the crazy gun fight scene or Victoria and Ben getting into a car crash. In fact, it's probably the best action movie of 2009...
If you love action movies where the bad guys are after a woman and they shoot her in the face with a semiautomatic rifle, then Catch the Bullet is definitely for you. There are tons of gun fights and car chases throughout the entire movie. It's not exactly the most romantic scene ever filmed, but it's still a lot of fun. I especially like how Victoria shoots the first bullet fired from a gun and then she fires the second one as Ben gets shot from behind.
As far as action sequences go, Catch the Bullet is definitely on the top of the list. It's loaded with gun fights, vehicular chases, and more. Even though Victoria is an aspiring actress, she still manages to get herself kidnapped by the outlaw. It's just a shame that she has to do so at the hands of this villain. He has a plan for her and it involves her being pregnant, which I'm sure you've seen in the official trailer below.