Definite bait and switch. You will not be getting a White guy on a rampage against hoodlums that you come across in real life (Mexicans/Blacks). Instead, you get yet another John Wick Russian mafia vendetta. So for me, as someone who deeply loves Russia, the film was nonstop schadenfreude. And a lot more “schaden” than the “freude” to be honest.
However the bait and switch in it was also what made the film more interesting than the other types in its genre. Is it yet another midlife crisis White guy snapping type movie (e.g. Fight Club, American Beauty, Click, Stranger Than Fiction, Office Space, etc.) ? Or is it another patriarchal revenge porn type movie (e.g. Mad Max, John Wick, Taken, etc.) ? Well it’s a mixture of the two and the dark comedy bits make it worth the watch. Lots of clichés subverted and a few twists and turns that kept things interesting to the very end. One one hand, not having the typical divide and conquer Hollywood BS about evil Whites v.s. Blacks was a relief. But on the other hand, it’s disappointing to see more stereotypical Russian bad guys. They are the only safe group to hate nowadays and the Russophobia in recent years makes me sick.
 
Other parts in the film made me  wonder if this movie was a PR piece for alphabet agencies and stoking anti-Russian sentiments now that Beijing Biden is in office and we need a scapegoat to counter the pro-Russia Trumpism of recent years. I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes out that the CIA or FBI was somehow involved in this film like they were for many others. But after googling a bit it doesn’t seem so. Once I looked into the director, it turns out it’s the same guy who made Hardcore Henry. His (((early life))) section on Wikipedia is what you’d expect from anyone in Hollywood, but he is also a Russian who spent a lot of his childhood there. So the Russian bad guy thing might just be out of convenience and comfortability, along with being a safe group to hate nowadays. Not an agenda, per se. 
 
Regardless, I am on the fence about if you should pay to see it. Pay to see it because we need more films about White males who reject modernity trying to turn them into beta bug men pencil pushers. ( Very redpilling subplots about female attraction and men keeping true to their purpose and not giving it up for any woman. ) But if you are sick of anti-Russian clichés, then don’t pay, and go rent the latest Rambo where he goes ham on a bunch of Mexicans with a very similar crescendo to Nobody‘s.
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This is a nostalgic film from back in the day. Recently, I was talking to a guy about manifesting and quantum physics and decided to give it a watch. It’s free on YouTube right now as well, so I figured what the heck. TL;DR basically everything they say in the film is false. But I am a believer in positive thinking and many successful people are as well. At the very least placebo effect and rewiring your brain through actions is something we can all agree on. But I take it a step further and get a little “woo woo” with it. The book “Think And Grow Rich” talks about the power of the mind and describes Law of Attraction kind of principles. Yet, this was written in the early 20th Century and is inspired by influential men who changed history such as the based anti-semite, Henry Ford. Which is why I don’t throw the baby out with the bath water just because of a few crazies and wine aunts who soil its reputation.
 
There are tons of modern equivalents to people like Ford. The question is, is it selection bias? Successful people tend to be optimistic and confident, but what about all the hippie bums who babble about the power of manifesting? Tough call. My take away is that it’s a tool like anything else, and most plebs just don’t follow through. “Consistency beats hard work every time.” The way I see it is that affirmations/meditation/positive thinking/etc. are like going to the gym. And the people who have the best results go to the gym regularly and have routines based on obtainable goals that they put the work in for. I would wager that Will Smith and Steve Harvey check their Vision Board daily and meditate religiously. Whereas that art ho witch in your History class just likes day dreaming in the shower.
 
The Secret, according to Mac and Dennis.
Libertarian Agnostic