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For the past few years, Lionsgate has dominated the stylish, hyper-choreographed, bullet-hole-ridden action-thriller genre with a steady stream of streams. john wick The films as well as a spinoff series. But the first trailer from Universal and Blumhouse monkey man This film from director Dev Patel looks to be a brilliant challenge for audiences to understand just how bigger, wilder and more visually driven these types of films can be.
Based on the streets of modern Mumbai, monkey man tells the story of a man named Kidd (Patel), a former thief whose return to society serves as a cruel reminder of how India’s caste system traps poor, vulnerable people in a cycle of violence and systemic poverty. Keeps. The child has memories of a happy childhood brought up by his loving mother (Shobhita Dhulipala), who regaled him with stories about Hanuman. But as an adult, the child’s life is defined by the drudgery of working as a low-paid waiter and the fear of living in a society where sociopathic elites are free to easily evade the law. .
In the criminals terrorizing his town, the child may see shadows of the same types of villainous figures featured in the myths he loved as a child. and in monkey manIn the trailer, you can see how the Hanuman legend inspires the kid to become a masked cage fighter and John Wick-ian man in black, who sets out to kill as many criminals as possible. It’s hard to tell from the trailer how unique it is monkey manThe story – co-written by Patel, Paul Angunawela and John Cooley – will feel compared to other films dealing with similar ideas.
But both the film’s cinematography and its fight sequences are absolutely mesmerizing, and as surprising as such a turn may seem for Patel, it may also be one of the things that makes monkey man Hits when it debuts on April 5th.