In recent years, there have been quite a few attempts at bringing the magic of 80s and 90s action movies back to the big screen, most notably by the big names who owe their success to the era. So it’s surprising to find that Gary Fleder’s crime thriller Homefront might be the best effort out of the lot. Perhaps it’s due in part to the strength of Chuck Logan’s novel, which was adapted by Sylvester Stallone and moved from the frozen falls of Minnesota to the bayou of Louisiana. And while frontman Jason Statham turns in one of the best performances of his career, the entire film is buoyed by an excellent supporting cast that turns in surprisingly reserved performances, including James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, and newcomer Izabela Vidovic. Sadly, the Blu-ray is rather bare when it comes to extras, but the feature itself is worth another look.
Hit the jump for my Homefront Blu-ray review/