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The Expendables 3 (2014)

Review Expendables 3

If you’d ask me about movies where the Testosteron levels are high I’d probably come up with movies like 300 and this movie series. They are the type of film where the ingredients are simple: action and violence. Primal instincts. Even thought the men in the Expendables 3 aren’t the youngest ones, this doesn’t mean they take it easy to enjoy their old age. Even though I wasn’t too impressed with both the first and second movie I still enjoy seeing these actors on screen. For a couple of them I still check out each new movie they are in (Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Statham). Do they manage to impress in this third outing? Continue reading

Safe (2012)

When it comes to Jason Statham movies, you pretty much know what to expect. He’s known for looking angry, kicking ass and looking cool, no matter the situation he is in. If you don’t like the guy in one movie chances are pretty big you won’t like other movies he is in. I pretty much watch anything he is in (although I skipped that Uwe Boll movie). So what’s safe like? Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Jason Statham

Another Friday and if you are a regular visitor you know what that means, a new installment in “The Many Faces of…”. This week’s choice is an actor who I will watch in almost any movie he is in. He has only been acting since 1998, but already has 35 titles to his name (3 in production).

Statham was born in 1967 in Shirebrook, UK and grew up with football player Vinnie Jones and played for his school. Unlike other actors and actresses that have appeared here he did not seem to act from a young age. He actually had a passion for diving. He worked so hard on it that he was part of the national team for 12 years. Because that didn’t earn much he worked the street corners selling perfume and jewelry. He left his high diving career behind him and became a model for French Connection. He came into contact with Guy Ritchie who cast him in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and through the years he has become known as an action star, appearing in the Transporter and Crank series and among action star giants like Stallone and Jet Li. Continue reading

Blitz (2011)

When you watch a movie with Jason Statham, whatever your opinion is about him, you know exactly what to expect. Blitz is no exception to this. As detective sergeant Tom Brant he immediately (at the start of the movie) he beats a couple of criminals to pulp. He’s a cop with a short fuse and this results in regular arguments with his superiors. His knowledge and techniques are needed however when a crazy man starts killing cops. It’s up to him to find the guy. Continue reading

The Mechanic (2011)

Just like Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham is an action star whose movies I’ll always try watch. Most of them are not masterpieces, but his cold stare, cool image and his fighting techniques make most of his films very enjoyable. In the Mechanic he’s one of the best assassins in the world. He lives alone, works alone and his only person he could call a friend is the person that gives him his assignments.

When he’s forced to train someone else (Steve McKenna, played by Ben Foster) who has a connection with one of his victims, things get more complicated. It’s a situation he has to handle with a lot of care.