Jason Statham Kicks Some More Ass In ‘Safe’ Trailer
Statham is on the run with a little girl in bad-ass new trailer.
Jason Statham plays one role best and he knows it very well – him kicking ass. From ‘The Transporter’ to ‘Crank’ to ‘The Mechanic’ this year (even though ‘Killer Elite’ was an epic misfire), he’s proven time and time again to be a safe bet for raw action movies. Perhaps ironically, his next action movie is titled ‘Safe’. But this new trailer is so adrenaline-filled and visceral that you’re hooked right in.
A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change… until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed.
But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to actionÂ and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a counter. He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for.
Realizing he’s the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city’s brutal underworld to save an innocent girl’s life and perhaps even redeem his own.
Even though he plays the same badass guy as he has played in almost all action movies, there’s a layer of complexity to his character here judging from the synopsis that was missing from his other films. From the action though, it’s the same knuckle-heavy stuff that we’re used to but it looks extremely promising from what we see. If you’re a hardcore action fan, this is right up your alley but not enough to convert you if you aren’t. The film knows its audience, but the inclusion of the little girl and a mysterious number plot adds a new layer of peril and suspense.
Trailer below. Film will release on March 2, 2012.