SAFE (2012)

 

Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Jason Statham and Catherine Chan
Rating: 15 

When I was told I was going to see a film with Jason Statham in, I immediately thought of all the other things I could be doing with my time. I’m not a fan of action films at all. So, hearing I was going to see Safe literally made me want to weep.

The film starts with a young Chinese girl, Mei (Catherine Chan) who knows something that a Russian mob leader is desperate to know. From there on it kind of works backwards and then forwards with Mei’s story. We then see Luke Wright (Jason Statham) in a cage fight, which he wins, causing the Russian mob to kill his wife as they lost their bet.

At this point of the film, I was completely lost and wondering when the two stories would entwine with one another, but it took its time. The link between the two stories was okay, but not as strong as it could have been.

The whole story revolves around a set of numbers that only Mei knows, and therefore everyone is after her as the numbers are super important. It’s no surprise though that the one person she stays with is Luke Wright and she seems to trust him within 10 minutes.

In all honesty I don’t think anything else needs to be mentioned, as there wasn’t enough substance to the film to give me something to really write about.

If you love action films that are full of pointless violence, exaggerated gun fights and too many men, then you’ll love this, but if not I wouldn’t give it the time of day.

Verdict: 2/5

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