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June 21, 2011

Blitz (2011)

"It's cop-killer VS killer-cop"

Who won? If u can answer that, u've already known the ending of the movie...



THE STORY

Brant (Jason Statham), though being a cop, did not prefer to use hand cuffs when dealing with thugs... Instead, he'd normally use whatever weapon suitable for beating and break every bone they have... Because of that, he was a media sensation and his police precinct suffered severe bad publicity... He was on the verge of getting fired... That was until a series of murder on cops happened... Brant, being a tough cop, was chosen to be the one handling the case... Thus, a deadly game of chase happened between him and the murder suspect... The most cunning shall be the one who lives in the end...


THE POSITIVE SIDE

The Story

I personally think that the concept of the story is quite interesting and intriguing... It reminds me of the plot of the epic movie The Dark Knight which is a mind-blowing game of chase between Batman and the Joker... Why did he kill those cops? What motive did he have? Who shall outsmart who first? These kinds of questions kinda make the movie interesting to watch...


THE NEGATIVE SIDE

The Reveal

The identity of the murderer and his motives were revealed too soon and thus lowering the impact as the plot didn't have enough time to build tension... Before the audience had the time to feel the suspense and thrill of not knowing who the psycho murderer was and what his next move would be, his identity was discovered in an unclever kind of way... 

I enjoyed watching this chase scene... However, it ended plainly... 
I expected a showdown between these two...


No Ass Kicking Statham

Rumors had it that Statham is venturing into other types of movies besides action and Blitz is one of his first attempts on doing that... However, I think Statham should just stick to action because he seriously could not act... In Blitz, yes, Statham did beat up some thugs but the action just happen in less than a minute... The rest of the movie only showed Statham's failed attempts in being a good detective... Statham not beating up people in the coolest way possible is so plain and boring...



ALL IN ALL 

Even though Jason Statham is the main cast, this movie is disappointingly not an action movie... Rather, it's a cop thriller... A plain and boring one... Though the story concept is intriguing, the plot didn't allow it to build up more tension and thus spoiling the movie... A decent and satisfactory amount of action should save this movie but clearly the producers are not clever enough to fully manipulate Statham's true potential... 


2.5 out of 5 stars...


3 comments:

Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

I haven't seen this one yet, but in my humble opinion I must say I can't agree with your approach. I mean, there isn't plenty of action because it's not an action movie, it's a crime thriller.

It's like criticising a cook because he or she can't farm.

But I guess one of our differences lie here, I prefer a tough guy Statham as opposed to the overpowered action hero Statham.

So yeah, I think some of the better Jason Statham movies are Cellular [2004] and Chaos [2005].

Interestingly, I bet you'd agree that The Expendables [2010] was excellent in merging the tough guy and action hero persona together, would you?

Zulfahmi said...

Yup... I love The Expendables!

and I personally think that Chaos and Blitz are rather mediocre...

My girlfriend also agrees with me...

I guess our taste in film is different...

Make sure u watch Blitz! Maybe u'll find it interesting~

Billy Donovan said...

I agree with Zulfahmi

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