Brit has true grit
WE might not be living through a golden age of Hollywood action movies at present but at least British muscle man Jason Statham ( pictured) is keeping the genre alive and kicking butt. He’s one of a few quality go-to men for action roles and he’s again been called on for this remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson thriller of the same name. He takes on the Bronson role, starring as elite hit man Arthur Bishop who is hired to knock off his mentor after he double-crossed an associate. After the deed is done, he is approached by his mentor’s loose cannon son Steve ( Ben Foster), who’s been left with nothing and wants Bishop to train him in the assassination game. But just who is doing the double-crossing and who wants who dead? While it’s all very cliched and typical of the modern action genre, there is still some flash in the bash and crash. Statham’s calm and Foster’s crazy make for a good pairing and the explosive action and violent gun play ensure fun, mindless entertainment.
Extras: ★ A handful of extended and alternate scenes.