There are certain movies in which you know what you’re in for based on one detail. If you see a movie based on a book by Nicolas Sparks, for example, you know you’re in for ample melodrama that will inevitably leave you in tears by the end. And if you see a movie starring Jason Statham, you know you’re in for a familiar plot, but enough adrenaline-pumping action to make up for it.
And his latest movie, “Parker,” is no exception.
Statham plays the titular character, a thief who “doesn’t steal from anyone who can’t afford it and doesn’t hurt anyone who doesn’t deserve it.” But when his partners betray him and leave him for dead, he seeks revenge by choosing them as his next target. He enlists a woman named Leslie (Jennifer Lopez) to help him, and they concoct a plan to hijack his old team’s next heist.
The trailer for “Parker” looks like most other Statham action films, but that’s precisely what his fans have come to expect from him. Statham has built a successful brand off of his trademark high-action persona, and he has enough charisma to keep the momentum going with “Parker.”
Also starring Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte and Clifton Collins Jr., “Parker” hits theaters Jan. 25.
What do you think? Are you a Statham fan? How do you think “Parker” will stack up against his other films? Sound off in the comments section.
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