well done action film. i’m not sure if statham picks good directors or if he just gets lucky, but he seems to have a better success rate than most action stars these days when it comes to getting talent behind the camera to make his films artistically worthwhile.
it’s about a guy who is down on his luck and doesn’t have much reason to live anymore. when things are looking most bleak, he sees a little girl who is being chased by the very mobsters who killed his wife. so he saves her and kills them. we actually follow both their stories before this intersection and they weave together the storylines well. she’s important to two warring mobs because she has a code memorized which unlocks an unknown treasure. it’s an interesting, though far-fetched, conceit. why would these mobsters trust this little girl to keep all their most vital financial information along with this important code? having to protect her is just as difficult as having to protect a briefcase.
other than the questions the setup present, it’s a really good action film.Watched in theater