“I don’t steal from anyone who can’t afford it, and I don’t hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it.” – Parker
Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 May 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A professional thief is double-crossed and left for dead by his former partners, he now wants revenge
My Take on it – Jason Statham has over the last decade or so become the 2000’s equivalent to what Arnie, Sly or even Steven Seagal were to the 80’s; an action leading man who just goes and kills all the bad guys. I actually quite enjoyed this movie except for one caveat; J-Lo. She was terrible! As most of you know, I don’t usually care much about acting, but when it’s this bad, it cant go unnoticed. There are so many better actresses out there, that I don’t understand why she was hired. It’s not as if her name on the billboard is what will help sell more tickets. Most people going to see this, will be going for the action and violence, not to see J-Lo try to squeak by as a lonely real estate agent (who by the way, only shows up in the second half of the movie.)
It was nice to see Michael Chiklis back as the mean guy in this movie. Most people know him as Detective Vic Mackey in the TV show the Shield, but after that he starred in the TV show No Ordinary Family as a nice guy. I really liked the show, but I missed the old Vic Mackey. He recently stars as a mobster in the (soon to not be renewed) TV show Vegas opposite Dennis Quaid, but he still doesn’t show the violent nature that he did so well as Mackey. Lets all not forget that he played Tony Scali in The Commish for most of the 90’s once again as a “nice guy”. I think he should stick to roles like this one and the one he played in Pawn (2013).
Bottom Line – Fun, enjoyable popcorn movie. If you don’t care much about plot or some of the acting (Jennifer Lopez), I recommend you see it.
Rating – Globe Worthy