For protecting innocence, Jason Statham seems to be your man in all cases, and his latest film ‘Safe‘ puts him in the same situations we’ve seen him before, but for some reason we’ve yet to tire of him.
There’s something about Jason Statham that nearly all audiences love. He’s the guy most guys wanna hang with and some want to do more with him, and he’s one of the ideal guys that women like watching in action, along with most guys too. His latest film ‘Safe‘ feels like we’ve seen him do this in ‘The Transporter’, but this is one of those rare actors who has an onscreen charisma that helps even his lesser films watchable. Statham’s a smart one in that his not so good films happen less frequently as he’s usually getting into the bigger better films like ‘The Expendables’ which shows he’s being more careful with his choices than some other Hollywood action stars like Stallone. At least Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson were smart enough to get back to what they do best…plus they’ll be including Statham in the Fast franchise. His quick comments should be fun to watch against Vin Diesel’s.
I’m sure some of your are gonna ask why didn’t I mention Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, well that’s because they’re in another film similarly titled called ‘Safe House‘ which is a little similar in story, except Ryan gets to protect Denzel…which seems like quite the stretch.
[callout title=Safe Movie Synopsis]A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change… until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action — and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a “counter.” He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for. Realizing he’s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city’s brutal underworld to save an innocent girl’s life — and perhaps even redeem his own.
Starring Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee, Danny Hoch, James Hong and directed by Boaz Yakin.[/callout]
As the synopsis shows, it’s not the most original movie idea, but Statham does great in these films where he’s up against the wall with a bunch of bad men wanting to keep pressing him up against it tighter. Trailers so so, but I’m sure they’ll get better as the film comes closer to its due date which is March 2, 2012.