Movie Review: Bushwick
Updated: May 27, 2019
Dave “Bluuue-tista”(I will never let this go WWE) stars in this US Civil War Part 2 film that takes place in a New York neighborhood called Bushwick. The film attempts to illustrate what it would be like if there was a civil war during modern times and also attempts to paint a picture of what chaos could occur.
“When Lucy steps off the subway, she walks into an utter bloodbath on the streets of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Texas is attempting to secede from the Union, and militia forces have descended upon New York City to claim it as an East Coast base of operations and negotiation tool. Lucy takes shelter in Stupe's basement, a burly war veteran who reluctantly agrees to help her traverse the treacherous five-block stretch to reach her destination.”
The story follows a character named Lucy played by Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect franchise) who is bringing her boyfriend home to meet the family for the first time. However, things go wrong from the moment she steps off the subway. Along the way and many random murders later, she meets a character named Stupe played by Dave Bautista (WWE) who is a janitor who kind of foreseen this coming? Also he as military training and his family died in 9//11. Good character build there. /groan.
The plot for this film was emptier than a politicians promise. From the get go you were left confused and wondering why the film was even made. The film relied so much on the constant combat, murder in the streets, and zero character build. Well, I can’t say zero, maybe like 2%. I literally nothing of these characters beyond why they were in Bushwick and a character summary that could be explained in one sentence.
I found myself detached completely from the characters and was fast forwarding a lot of the film because it was just an endless void of random killing by mercs, a random sexual/doggie deviant sister, lots of running and 1 killed grandmother. The reason why they chose Bushwick to occupy? Because they thought there would be little resistance. Clearly the writers of the film have never been to New York because I even knew that was bullshit.
In the end.. SPOILER ALERT.. the characters were barely attached to anyways are all dead and no explanation or resolution is provided. On a positive note, Dave Bautista continues to get more and more comfortable as an actor. Beyond that, this film was garbage.