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Safe – Movie 81 of 365

23 Mar

SafeI wasn’t feeling very well yesterday,  so I prescribed myself a cure, warm blanket, comfortable couch, and good eye candy.  Hence I finally got around to watching Safe starring Jason Statham.  This time Jason is plays Luke Wright a cage fighter who’s life is taken away from him by the Russian mob when he  fails to throw a fight.  He’s broke, homeless, and has no one.   That is until he crosses paths with Mei (Catherine Chan) a young Chinese girl with a special talent, a photographic memory when it comes to numbers.  This ability the Triads use to conduct business with her retaining transactions, profits etc.  One day she is giving a long sequence of numbers to remember, a set of numbers that everyone wants.  Now everyone is trying to find her and if they can’t get the numbers from her they will make sure no one else does.

There is a fair amount of action in this movie but seemed a little more subdued than some other Statham movies but that’s okay. We actually get a bit of acting out of Statham this time and I like it.  It’s still very much him but a little more if that makes sense.  Also for the relatively small time that him and Chan share on screen it works.  You feel like he does care about the child and that she’s not just a movie prop.  There was also a pretty good supporting cast including veteran actor James Hong and the increasingly likable Reggie Lee who currently plays Sgt. Wu on the  TV series Grimm.

What I liked best about this movie is the artful subtly, there are so many characters that there is so much that needs to be conveyed through action instead of a ton of dialogue.  I think that makes it a good film, but may have been it’s downfall at the box office.  The movie going public tends not to like a lot of story and art with there action.

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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Movies, Reviews

 

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One response to “Safe – Movie 81 of 365

  1. nextcase02

    March 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Reblogged this on moviesfilms00 and commented:
    once again ladies and gentle men..Jason Statham!!

     

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