Monday, April 12, 2010
Someone likened watching this movie to watching a video game play out onscreen, and that's basically what this is. The main character pisses off a rich drug dealer and wakes up one morning learning that he's going to die unless he keeps his heart rate up really high blah blah blah. Basically the plot is an excuse to watch Jason Statham run around and kick ass, and the movie succeeds mightily in this. Jason Statham is today's action hero., We don't have Chuck Norris anymore, or even Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger or Chuck Bronson hanging around in movies. We have a dearth of really cool action heroes in film these days, and Statham fills that void well. I love every second of every one of his movies because he's so damn cool.