Alright, we’ll freely admit we’re suckers for Jason Statham, or the Stath as he’s known to legions of adoring fans.
(Or Jason Crank as he’s known by me, and soon goddamnit, the world!)
But we’re not blinded
by our adoration for this brooding, former Olympic high-diving geezer. He hardly has the best track record. Even this year he’s been in three films, two of which (The Mechanic, Killer Elite) were atrocious!
But it’s not his fault! He can’t help if his high impact action sequences are cut to bits on the chopping room floor. Besides he might well be the only actor working in Hollywood today who has genuinely dedicated himself to the noble profession of ‘Action Hero’.
How could you not
Now, ignore the awkward soundtrack (where possible) and the generic hardest-cop-in-the-world-takes-on-assorted-mobsters trope and we have some good stuff in coming our way in 2012.
It’s got lots of unique, dynamic angles, some weird subtitles and some clear long shots of Statham causing grievous harm to unsuspecting extras. Additionally, we finally get to see Jason Crank sticking the head on someone.
About damn time he put that big, bald cranium to proper use!
With genre newbie Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans, Death in Love, Uptown Girls) directing, chances are Safe will fail to impress. But if all else fails, Jason Crank is attached to it.
Thus, by default, Safe has the immediate interest of any self respecting action fan the world over. So it could be worse...
It could be Transporter 3!