A lot of very good actors – including Mel Gibson and the late Lee Marvin – have played Richard Stark’s Parker. He’s a career criminal with a simple code: don’t steal from people who can’t afford it; don’t hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it, and if you say you’ll do something and don’t, he’ll make […]
Tag: Jason Statham
Jason Statham Seeks Redemption In Gritty Safe!
Safe is an unusual action film – at least for Jason Statham. It’s a combination of disparate elements that work together in unexpected ways to create a wildly entertaining experience.
The Mechanic Is A Sleek Whirlwind of Violence!
The Mechanic is an updated take on the Charles Bronson film of the same name. It is beautifully and, frequently, elegantly shot and mixes enough father/son dynamics that, with a bit of imagination, elements of Hamlet can be seen in it. That, the intriguing take on a mentor/apprentice approach to revenge flicks, and the presence […]
The Expendables: Jason Statham? Not a Basketball Fan!
There are clips and trailers from all kinds of films to be found if you bother to look. This clip from Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables features Jason Statham beating the snot out of an entire basketball pick up team. Does he hate basketball? Does he hate one [or all] of the players? The clip is […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Crank: High Voltage – A Jolt of Adrenaline/Electricity to the Heart! CLEAR!
Crank: High Voltage steps up the adrenaline generating insanity that made Crank so much fun. Writers/Directors Neveldine and Taylor [who seem to have dropped their first names] have put together ninety minutes of craziness that picks up with Chev Chelios [Jason Statham] hitting the ground after falling thousands of feet from a helicopter – from […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Transporter 3: Taking Package X From Point A to Point B!
The basic premise of the Transporter movies is, as noted above, taking Package X from Point A to Point B. What makes the series fun is the obstacles that pop up every time we see Frank Martin [Jason Statham] take on a new gig. In Transporter 3, Frank is unwittingly involved into helping an eco-terrorist […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Death Race: Baby You Can Drive My Car!
The original, Roger Corman production of Death Race 2000 was a high energy, in your face film that [sadly] predicted the reality TV thing. In its highly campy way, though, DR2K mixed in social commentary through the race’s rules [Hit a pedestrian? Add points. The pedestrian is an old lady? Bonus Points!]. The remake is […]
The Bank Job: Layered Heist Flick Is a Winner!
Beyond the usual components of the typical heist flick [gathering the team; making the plans; dealing with unforeseen circumstances], The Bank Job pulls off the enviable stunt of dealing with four layers of prying eyes on the way to its unusually inventive conclusion – and making its ‘70s time period feel right.