Will Jason Statham’s “Safe” (out on April 27, 2012) be a good or bad action movie? I’m hoping that it’s a hit like Transporter, not a bomb like Chaos.

I have a love for well-made action movies with well-written storylines. For example, I love Jet Li’s Fearless, Statham’s Transporter and Damon’s Bourne trilogy. However, I disliked Stallone’s Expendables, Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes and Journey to the Center of the Earth. So let’s see what “Safe” has going for it:

  • The trailer captured my attention, that’s a good thing! (see below)
  • The producer, Lawrence Bender, was behind Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, and Pulp Fiction.
  • The story is about a second rate mixed martial arts fighter (Jason Statham) who protects a 10 year-old Chinese math prodigy who is being pursued by the Triads, Russian mafia and corrupt NYPD.
  • Watch the clip from the movie below (under the trailer) – it’s the obligatory car chase scene but done actually very well.

Obligatory car chase scene from “Safe”