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Safe (2012)

Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger, all are big action heroes who we have come to know and love over the past decades.

And slowly but surely a new name has done his best to become named on that list, and that man, ofcourse, is Jason Statham.
Ever since his British beginnings in ‘Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ he has made a string of movies that we now know as a ‘Jason Statham’ movie.

From the good ones such as ‘Crank’ or ‘The Bank Job’ to the total mess that was ‘Killer Elite’, Safe ranks among the better movies on his list.

‘Safe’ is a story about a highly intelligent Chinese girl who is remarkable with numbers. In one of cinema’s most far fetched stories, rival gangs from Russia and China want to use her for remembering a mysterious code. Meanwhile, ‘The Stat’ is a lone gunmen. Once a highly trained CIA cop, he’s been degraded by the russian mob to live out his life as a bum.

But ofcourse, our hero sees the Chinese girl walking by him and immediately senses danger.
I’m making fun of it now, and I think you need that attitude when you watch a movie like this.
Ofcourse it’s full of cliche’s and many MANY farsought story twists and action scenes, but never the less it’s entertaining. Jason knows how to play a part like this and he’s perfected this to a point where it feels like you are watching him like he is in real life.
Unshaven, hard as nails and with a wry sense of humor.

With ‘The Expendables’ sequel just around the corner, consider this an appetizer for the main event.
It’s like eating at Mc Donalds, you know it’s no good for you, but you enjoy it none the less.

6.5/10 stars!



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