Jason Statham has been in several action movies as we all know by now, but sometimes some of his films don't always catch the spotlight. "Blitz" is one such film and it's not the big scale multi-million dollar churning production of Transporter or Crank, but it's a solid for any Statham fan.
"Blitz" is about a stone-faced cop showing a serial cop killer the brutal fist of karma. Statham stars as Brant, a cop that drinks whiskey for breakfast and smokes cigarettes for dinner. "Blitz" the movie was based on a book with the same title from author Ken Bruen.
"Blitz" starts off with Brant showing a few street thugs
"Blitz starts off with Brant showing a few street thugs the tip of his ugly stick and not in a good way. Brant has his own way of dealing with crime and the leaders back at police headquarters don't like his blunt approach to closing a case. Well, that's at least until a serial cop killer begins knocking off members of the police force one by one. So what do you do when your back's up against the wall? You call Sergeant Tom Brant because you know that he will get the job done at any cost.
Brant has his own way of collecting details for a case and although his methods aren't praised by his ups, they are effective. You can see an example of his handiwork when pumping, Radnor, a creepy looking squirelly, stringy-haired dude for information in a bar scene. Brant also teams up with Nash, the acting inspector, to follow a trail of bodies that hopefully will lead them to a twisted nut-job capable of committing serial crimes. Now, this movie doesn't have the heart-pounding pace of Crank or the Transporter Trilogy, but it has Statham and that's all that matters. Jason delivers a solid performance in this British film, equipped with only his custom beard, guns and gruff accent, he takes on the devil he inadvertently created.
After watching several of Statham's films, you begin to wonder what he's like in real life. In just about every movie he's drinking, smoking cigs and kicking plenty buttock-in a believable fashion. I'd be surprised if he couldn't hold his liquor and navigate a bar fight without losing a single strand of hair over it. Sorry Jason, had to do it. All in all, this is a solid film from Statham and Unhinged Reviews is looking forward to Statham's upcoming projects in 2013 and beyond.
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