Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Jason Statham
2.5 / 5
It’s starting to feel like once you’ve seen one Jason Statham movie, you’ve seen them all.
Almost incapable of landing a film role that doesn’t require him to be a rough and ready punisher of bad guys, Statham is again kicking, punching and shooting his way through his latest project, 'Safe'.
But he still looks awfully good doing so.
Statham stars as a former elite agent by the name of Luke Wright. Down on his luck and without friends or family by his side, Luke is ready to end it all – until he spots a young Chinese girl in a spot of bother.
Twelve-year-old Mei is a pint-sized genius who has found herself caught in a stand-off between the Triads, Russian gangsters and corrupt NYPD officers, so, of course, Luke jumps into action and plucks her out of harm’s way in typical Statham no-holds-barred fashion. What ensues is a series of major gunfights around New York City as the baddies seek to snatch Mei back from her rescuer…
Many a movie punter will no doubt enjoy Safe’s numerous (and often quite brutal) fight scenes, but we’ve seen it all many, many times before. There is nothing original about 'Safe' whatsoever.
That said, however, it’s still an entertaining enough 90 minutes with a sprinkling of humour here and there to lighten up proceedings – even if that humour isn’t always intentional.'Safe' is in NZ cinemas now