"You can't choose your neighbors, but you sure can kick their arse! "
"Homefront" is one of those films that just feels good in a Jason Statham kind of way. You know one of those films where he just puts the boots to any an everyone within kickshot! The only difference this time is that he has a little girl in tow to witness him work his magic across the faces of the deserving, the scum of the backwood and the aimless without purpose.
Also, in the film we have James Franco, slipping into another grimy role yet again, trading in his pretty boy image for a meth dealing hard arse! Shall we Unhinge?
So what's a fella to do when he's opting for the incognito lifestyle and feuding neighbors want to pry? Well, you could send your little daughter to school and have her beat the wheels of the school's biggest bully or you can find another movie! Wait a minute, you know we don't want you to do that, but if violence isn't your flavor you may want to seek a softer title because Statham gets his boots wet in this one.
Boots wet? What? Yeah, Statham(Broker) gets his boots wet, by keeping the local townspeople in line when the film finally kicks off, but how does it start? Well initially, Broker's daughter, Maddy(Vidovic), gets in a little skirmish with a tubby titan whose parent is related to Mr. Dope himself, Gator(Franco). And who is Gator you say? Well, we'll tell you!'
Gator is a low-down dirty thug of sorts that has the small town police department in his pocket. And...? And the fact that he has the PD in his pocket gives him the right to do whatever he wants, when he wants and forever how long he wants. So how does that affect Broker(Statham)? Well, since Broker's daughter practically beat the bejezus out of Gator's nephew, Broker has now become Mr. Popular.
So what's wrong with that? Well, in a small town like this, you don't really want to be the center of attention. This is one of those towns where people like to pop out of thin air and torch your house, it's not quite "Deliverance", but damn near close! Okay, so basically Broker and his daughter are living in a town that turns against them? Something like that, but there's a little more to it. Like what? Watch the movie and find out..lol
All side chat aside, "Homefront" is an entertaining film to watch. Jason Statham and James Franco keep it interesting while barrages of bullet fire and quality hand to hand combat dance across the screen fulfilling the needs of those in search of action. Perfect for a Saturday night Redbox rental or Midweek quickie before that big meeting in the morning..lol
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