Saturday, February 1, 2014
Jason Statham makes one kind of movie. This time around, the down & out yet supremely capable hero finds life's purpose in protecting a girl whom many disreputable characters seem very intent on acquiring. The McGuffin is her uncanny ability to memorize, and what she has done so with. As always, his unvarying purpose is to protect the McGuffin through extraordinary skilled violence and an uncanny ability to connect arcane knowledge of the criminal underworld to bring down the powerful who seek it. As always, the result is an entertaining and not entirely shallow slugfest.