Monday, 7 January 2013
Every time I see Jason Statham all I can think of is: Jasan Statham is the new Chuck Norris.
There is nobody in film today that has a higher level of superstar badassary than Statham. I can't remember what any Statham movie was really about but only that he totally kicks ass and does it in almost epic, comic book cool, way. If Statham is after you, you deserve to die.
I know I've said this before but...
Jason Statham does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure. Jason Statham goes killing.
If you can see Jason Statham, he can see you. If you can't see Jason Statham you may be only seconds away from death.
I could go on and on with the whole Jason Statham is the new Chuck Norris thing. I hope that others have picked up on it because this torch would burn the hands of any other tough guy.
The trailer for Parker shows a badass getting double crossed and he is 'allegedly' killed. He then rises from the "dead" to seek revenge. This is not unlike Skyfall, or Walking Tall or a Charles Bronson film or even that crappy Mel Gibson film (was it Payback?).
You know what? We don't view these types of films for "art" or "originality" or "cinematic technique" or "social commentary." We watch these films for the action and badassary. It's entertainment at its most base level and it works beautifully.
The trailer for Parker was exactly what it was supposed to be: Statham kicking ass. That's good enough for me.