Sunday, 15 July 2012

Movie: Killer Elite (2011)

Killer Elite (2011)
Action, Crime, Thriller


I freaking love Jason Statham (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - One of my fave movies of all time)! Not only does this movie star him - which should give you at least some idea of what kind of film it is - but co-starring are Robert DeNiro (Goodfellas, Casino) and Clive Owen (Children of Men, Sin City - Another couple on my faves list). 

What did surprise me about this one is that its based on a true story! It is a controversial book by Sir Raluph Fiennes and adapted to film. Awesome.

So Statham is the killer elite, obviously. DeNiro is the kidnapped father figure and Owen is the ex SAS agent trying to stop Statham from finishing his job... we all know how that usually turns out don't we? The plot is very typical with the usual twist at the end to make it interesting. Its full of action; gun fights, car chases, ass kickings, etc.

Loved the side story of Statham's time in Australia and the casting of Aussie actress Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, upcoming season of Dexter) 'cos as you all know, I love Aussies! Though I did half expect her to end up being the young kid in the car at the beginning and betray him or something... kinda disappointed that didn't happen actually.

3 out of 5 Desert Eagles...