International crime bosses, corrupt cops, and one special little girl get caught up in a scheme, and only Jason Statham can make things right…with the help of the Schmoes. With “Safe”, one Schmoe checks out whether Statham’s latest action flick delivers…a review that begs the question: “is it safe???” Enjoy!
With an action-packed summer season right around the corner, Jason Statham fires the opening salvo with the new film “Safe”…and no one appreciates an ass-kicking good time at the movies like the Schmoes Know guys. Kristian and Mark aren’t shy about their love for straight-up action films; while Harloff is a fervent admirer of ’80′s Schwarzenegger films like “Commando” and “Predator”, Ellis cites Van Damme vehicles like “Hard Target” amongst his favorite in the genre. And the boys seem to share the opinion that Jason Statham is worthy to carry on the torch of his action-flick predecessors.
“Safe” is the tale of a down-on-his-luck ex-cop (you guessed it…Statham!) and his quest to find something to live for…enter a brilliant little girl on the run from the clutches of the Chinese mafia. Kidnapped into the crime underworld for her uncanny memorization skills (important numbers are less hackable in a cute kid’s brain than in a computer), the most valuable child in New York escapes and finds the one man who can protect her. Much like his roles in the “Transporter” and “Crank” franchises, Jason Statham’s character is a soft-spoken badass who possesses just enough charisma to separate himself from action hero wannabes. And like his previous films, the fight scenes fly fast and furious thanks to director Boaz Yakim’s kinetic sytle that has enough frenzy to fascinate hardcore fans without alienating the popcorn-shoveling schmoes in the theater.
The Russian mob is corrupting an already dirty police force, the Chinese mafia are hell-bent on reclaiming their prisoner, and they’re all about to get a heavy dose of ass-kicking British steel…can “Safe” escort us into a tremendous summer at the movies? Find out with the latest review from Schmoes Know!Safe Movie Review,