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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Killer Elite Trailer
Jason Statham is carving quite a nice little action niche through Hollywood at the moment. The trouble is he's playing exactly the same role each time.

With Killer Elite its more of the same but remarkably this also stars Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. Even I was taken aback by that.

If Statham is doing the same role again here it might as well be in a story that's been an staple of other action movies of the past. Retired SAS officer (why are they always retired when they're still so fucking good?) Statham is forced (always forced) back into action to rescue (because nobody else can do it) his mentor De Niro(who's just like a father figure - aren't they all?) who has been kidnapped by a bunch of asssassins led by Clive Owen (always have a leader who's on the same par as the hero and thus build up to an epic end fight scene).

They say put a bunch of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and eventually they'll churn out Shakespeare. In this instance you can put a bunch of chinchillas in a room with crayons and they'll give you a more original script than this effort in a couple of hours.

I feel I'm being a bit harsh on this, but seriously, is this the best Hollywood can come up with especially when these names are attached?

Trailer below and let me know if you think I'm being way to harsh on this.



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