Summary: I'm sure I'll do something reckless. Jason Statham isn't exactly in the same physical class as his 1980s Action movie peers, those hulks of human beings who won the day based on the size of their biceps, the definition of their abs, and the diameter of the veins bulging in their necks. Nevertheless, this bald, middle aged, toned but not unusually bulky actor has solidified himself as one of this generation's go-to Action heroes.
Excerpt: I grew up in the era of the 1980s action star. Guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone dominated the screen. When their stars waned in the 1990s, it seemed like the era of the muscular leading man who likes to bash in heads was over. Then Jason Statham appeared in The Transporter , and a new era began. Statham has proved himself a reliable draw, either as the lead in films like Crank or as part of an ensemble like The Bank Job .
Excerpt: Blitz uses its killer, a cocky, arrogant Aidan Gillen, as more of a suspense builder than a threat. Playing Barry Weiss, giving himself the media savvy nickname Blitz, Gillen creeps around the shadows dancing, playfully picking off cops, and weaseling his way out of trouble. Any appearance by the media favorite Blitz comes with distinctive, ominous music.
Excerpt: Zou ik nu dan voor de allerlaatste keer in de val getrapt zijn door te denken dat Jason Statham in een film speelt waarbij langer dan anderhalve dag over het scenario is nagedacht? Afgelopen dinsdag was Blitz in de sneak, en ik hoopte op een avondje domme irritatieloze actie. En ondanks een aardig goed gespeelde villain werd het dat helaas niet. Ooit dacht ik dat Statham de nieuwe Bruce Willis was, maar hij lijkt toch steeds meer de nieuwe Steven Seagal te worden.