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Statham VII: The Stathaming ... Hummingbird Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | March 25, 2013 | Comments ()


And here's the plot summary, which was apparently written by someone being paid by the word, and double for every cliche plot development:

After witnessing his unit ripped to shreds by artillery fire in Afghanistan, Joey Jones (Jason Statham) has been living on the streets of London, trying to forget his past and stay of out trouble. On the run from a ruthless gang, he breaks into the apartment of a wealthy man in Convent Garden and assumes his upper-class identity. Just as Joey is on his way to making amends with his friend and sponsor Sister Cristina, his pregnant girlfriend is found dead in the river. Now, Joey must use his connections in the Chinese mob to find the man responsible, stopping at nothing until justice is served. From acclaimed screenwriter Steven Knight comes an elevated thriller about a broken man with a battered past, fighting to do what's right, even if that means breaking his own rules.

Oh come on now, that's got more plot complexity than Shakespeare, and we've seen the trailer, so that lends a certain suspicion to such grandiose claims of plot. I can write a better plot right here (which I think I wrote for a review of a Statham movie a couple years ago. The one with Clive Owen. I honestly can't remember the name of it off hand, which says all you need to know about the movie): Jason Statham plays Jason Statham. He Stathams some evil Stathams, with Stathamesque Stathaming. Prognosis? Stathamtastic.

The film represents the directorial debut of Steven Knight, who wrote Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things, and arrives in UK theaters on May 17th, though there isn't word yet when it will arrive to kick America in the face.



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