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Don't Muzzle the Statham. Liberate Him!

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 18, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | November 18, 2010 |

If there’s one thing that Jason Statham movies are normally good for — the final product, be damned — are damn fine trailers. They’re normally 2 and a half minutes of shirtless Statham driving cars, shooting people, kicking ass, and taking off his shirt.

The trailer for 13, however, is decidedly slow — reminds me a little too much of the Statham/Guy Ritchie Kaballah film I’m trying to scrub from my memory. The movie, a remake of the French film, 13 Tzameti, stars Statham, Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, and Ray Winstone. It’s also directed by Géla Babluani, who directed the original French film. But the trailer doesn’t hold a lot of appeal, but then again, the trailer for The Bank Job wasn’t so great, either, and that’s my favorite Statham film. So, who knows? The idea of mass Russian roulette does sound intriguing.

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