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Monday 23 April 2012


Two things struck me from this trailer...

Firstly, Safe starts out with a similar idea (not the same) but similar as "Don't Say a Word."  Secondly, holy crap, Jason Statham is one of the greatest on-screen tough guys ever!

Watching Statham in an action movie trailer is like drinking a gallon (they come in like 6 oz. cans) of Red Bull.

Even when his movies are bad, he is still so perfect in the role.  Why did I like the Transporter movies? Great plot and story?  Pfft, no. Statham.  He was hilarious as Monk (the crazy, chained, martial arts, killer lunatic) in Mean Machine (2001), which was a British remake of The Longest Yard, except soccer.  And so much better than the lousy Adam Sandler remake.  He was cool in The Italian Job and while I found his "sensitivity" in The Killer Elite hard to watch, he still kicked ass.  And Snatch was just a great all around movie.  

So, in Safe, he's a washed up MMA fighter who witnesses thugs chasing a little girl.  He intervenes and pisses off every corrupt group in New York City: the Russian mob, the Chinese mob, corrupt police officers...  as they hunt down this little girl who has numbers in her head.  I imagine that they are numbers to a "safe" that has money and/or ledgers and/or names and/or valuables that could incriminate everyone who is trying to get her.  But you know what?  Who cares?   Statham gets involved and this one bad ass will take on all the other bad asses and win. 

You know what, else?  And I can't believe I didn't think of this until this very moment.... Statham is the new Chuck Norris.

So, let's try this:

Jason Statham does not hunt because the word hunting infers the probability of failure.  Jason Statham goes killing.

I like it!

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.

This is perfect!

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Jason Statham.

Who doesn't think Jason Statham is the new Chuck Norris?  Think before you answer...

I am definitely seeing this film, soon.

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