Friday, May 4, 2012

Movie Review: Safe


Released:  2012

Rated:  R

Genre:  Action

Length:  94 minutes = 1 hr, 34 mins.

Recommendation:  If you enjoyed The Transporter 2 with Jason, you will enjoy this one.  Classic Jason Statham style.

A former elite agent (Statham) takes on a two-tier mission: rescue a Chinese girl who has been abducted by the Triads, then use a highly desired safe combination to outwit the Russian Mafia, corrupt NYC officials, and the Triads themselves.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Two people who are at very bad points in their life, find they save each other.  Luke is a powerful boxer, but one bad match and he loses his pregnant wife when the Russian mafia losses heavily and makes a cruel visit.  The let him live but threaten him with any one he becomes close to, they will slit their throats.  A young girl found in her school to be brilliant with math and numbers, memorizes things in seconds, is found by the Chinese mafia (triad), brought to the states to help with counting.  The girl, Mei, lives this life for a while, Luke lives as a bum, until one day when she is kidnapped by the Russians and she gets away, and Luke is in the subway station ready to end his misery when he saves Mei.  Now they are on the run together, taking down the Russians, the Chinese, and the corrupted cops that are playing both sides of the coin.

This was the kids’ movie pick for his birthday.  Yes, it’s rated R but it’s R for all violence and language, which with everything the kids see these days, this wasn’t to bad.

By now you should know we love our action packed movies.  And Jason Statham always delivers, and this movie delivers as expected.  We are Statham fans, all of us.  This movie is a typical Jason Statham movie, and he is the reason it was picked.  Guns, car chases, fighting, and fighting.

I liked learning the history and secrets of Jason’s character.  He is much more than just a simple boxer.  He was once a cop, and so much more.  Jason’s character is a cunning kind of man, and not a dumb as everyone wants to think he is.

To me this movie had more threads and deep story line than I had expected.  It was one to think on in the end, as I connected everyone.

The kid enjoyed the movie very much, thought it was a very good pick.  The husband enjoyed the movie, but still likes Transporter 2 and thinks that’s Jason Statham’s best movie ever.  I really enjoyed this one as there were connections everywhere, and Jason’s character was a surprise to me in the end as there was more to him than I expected.

Very good movie.  One for the theaters?  Um, maybe wait until DVD with the prices, but a very good watch.


  1. I think that my fave movie of his was The Italian Job. I did like the Transporter movies as well. Will have to check out this one.

    1. Melissa Books&Things - Oh, cool! Do hope you enjoy this one if you watch it. :)

  2. Favorite movie is Death Race, Statham was true to form awesome badass!

    My thought on this one is that I am going to wait for this one to come out on DVD, it was a very good trailer but am just not wanting to see it at the movies.

    Thanks for reminding me of this one Melissa.

    Jackie B Central Texas

    1. Jackie Burris, Oh yes, we watched Death Race as well. Really enjoyed that one too. And so glad to hear you enjoy watching Statham as well! :D Hope you enjoy this one if you get to watch it. And yes, we do a lot more on DVD than theater with the prices. :) Thank you!

  3. You know what I love all the statham movies lol, (I really don't know why...). He always do a great job and it's a pleasure to get into a new movie. I really need to see this one but it's for june in France.

    1. Melliane, I found more Statham fans here than I realized! :D So glad you enjoy his movies as well. And wow, this review was just in time for you for June! :D Hope you enjoy when ever you get to see it. :)

  4. Hey, how come I haven't heard about this movie? what am I, under some god damned rock!? :D

    Gotta look out for this one...

    1. Cherry, don't feel so bad, I didn't know Statham had another movie out until I looked at the listing to see what the kids choices were. But so glad to let you know it was out. :) Hope you get to see it.

  5. "Classic Jason Statham style."

    Ha! Yes! I love his movies because of his signature style. Glad to hear this movie offered more than expected. Gives me something to look forward to.

    1. Missie The Unread Reader, Oh yes. This was very much Jason Statham. :) Do hope you get to see this one and enjoy it as well. :) Thank you!


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