Tuesday, 4 December 2012

DVD Review - Safe

Safe
Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, Anson Mount, James Hong
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2012
ASIN: B008E70EES
Running Time: 95 minutes
Rated: R


Jason Statham is back as the down on his luck Luke Wright, who happens to cross paths with a young Chinese math prodigy, Mei (played by Catharine Chan). The girl knows the combination of a safe code belonging to the Chinese Organization that she has been forced to work for. The Russian Mafia wants the safe code and they will do anything to get the little girl. To make things worse, there are corrupted NYC cops that also want the code. Mei's only hope is in the hands of Luke Wright.

I was in Walmart on Sunday afternoon running an errand, but I glanced at the DVDS and found Safe for $14.95. I'm a Statham fan, so I bought the movie without having a clue of what it was really about. The action is top notch and Statham is at his best. The plot is interesting, but is thin and predictable. The movie feels "safe" (no pun intended) to me as if it was on cruise control. I felt that I had seen the movie before as it is similar to other Statham films. What stands out is the chemistry between Statham and Catherine Chan.

Overall, Safe is an average action film at best that offers nothing new to the genre. Did I like it? Yes, but only because I'm of Statham fan.

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