You know what I haven’t seen in a really long time? A Jason Statham movie with a lot of violence. Thank goodness for Killer Elite because I think this action-thriller genre could really fit Statham’s acting style. There’s punching, shooting, explosions, and you don’t really see that in his movies any more. Also, making the movie look like it was shot almost entirely through a blue filter? Inspired. And you also have Robert De Niro once again showing that he is in no way just collecting a paycheck.
Oh, darn. I ran out of sarcasm. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and hear idiotic lines like “It isn’t over until both sides say it is.” Killer Elite opens September 23rd.
Here’s a brief synopsis for Killer Elite:
When his mentor (Robert De Niro) is taken captive, a retired member of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service (Jason Statham) is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader (Clive Owen).