Sunday, 6 April 2014

Film Review - Homefront

Like most Statham films this follows a predictable pattern, he makes some bad enemies who turn up when he least expects it and he kicks ass. He moves well and looks good when he's kicking ass and that's why I essentially keep watching the same film again when a new one of his come out. They'll never win any awards, but there's nothing wrong with that.

It has a few differences from the usual pattern (although a few interesting support characters could probably be described as a pattern in its own right), the first is the daughter. Her scene near the beginning was amusing and we also have the mighty Clancy Brown as the town sheriff. Ok, he's not so mighty here, but still he's fun to watch.

And that's it, we have more of the same for what Statham does well and it's a fun watch because of it.

Jason Statham and James Franco star in this action thriller adapted from Chuck Logan's novel by Sylvester Stallone. Following the death of his wife, former drug enforcement officer Phil Broker (Statham) moves to a quiet town with his young daughter, hoping to give her a better life. However, their peaceful existence is short-lived when Broker learns of the violence and dodgy dealings corrupting the town at the hands of local drug boss Gator Bodine (Franco). Broker soon finds himself fighting to protect both his daughter and the town. The film also stars Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth and Rachelle Lefevre.

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