Considering he always does a competent, virtually identical combination of transporting and ass-kicking, Jason Statham never deserves blame for movies that routinely function as well as a construction crew that works blindfolded. Nor does the action hero warrant particular praise on the rare occasion one of his brain dissolvers delivers actual fun, rather than just a literal or theoretical death race.
He also despicably shoves the pre-teen girl’s face in violence whenever possible and needlessly makes the crooked cops racist (“They all look alike to me,” one says when trying to figure out if he’s come into contact with the young Chinese girl). The guys may be played by the most average looking schmoes you’ve ever seen, but none of this trash deserves to lick the boots of other movies capable enough to be called average.
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