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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


Movie Review by David Blackwell


94 minutes, rated R


STUDIO:  Lionsgate/ IM Global/ Lawrence Bender Productions/ Trigger Street Productions/ Automatik Entertainment

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  4-27-2012

Luke Wright (Jason Statham) is an ex-cop/ ex-MMA fighter who lost his wife to the Russian Mafia after he fails to throw a fight.   He ends up homeless with the Russians promising to kill anyone he befriends.  He becomes the unexpected protector for a Mei, a ten year old Chinese girl, who is a human calculator for the Asian Triad.  She has memorized a long number that the Triad wants and the Russian Mafia wants to take.   Also corrupt police want to get hold of that girl.


SAFE is your typical by-the-numbers Jason Statham action film.   You don't expect Shakespeare with his movies.  You expect him to kick butt and pile up the body count.   No matter how much character they develop into his character for a certain film, you expect him to kick butt and come on top for most of his movies.   You will still enjoy his action scenes despite how good or bad the movie is.  His action style elevates him above the material.   The direction is slick, but I wonder when Statham will choose more consistent scripts.   SAFE isn't the worse movie with him and it isn't the best.  It is average Jason Statham which just fills the bill of the usual film with Jason Statham as you settle in for some serious ass kicking.   AS long as you know why you came to the movie to see him kick some major butt, you will be satisfied with SAFE.


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