This week, I decided to write about my true favourite actor: Jason Statham. I saw Jason for the first time in the movie Killer Elite (Yeah quite late, I know). I had no clue who he was, but I loved his acting. So I looked up his name on imdb and that's were it all started. Meanwhile, I own alsmost every movie on dvd he starred in.
In Killer Elite, Jason plays the role of Danny. Danny's is an ex killer-for-hire. When his mentor is being held captive, Danny is being forced to complete his mentors mission. If Danny doesn't succeed, his mentor will die. I watched this movie in the cinema and loved it. There's a lot of action and some really great actors: Robert De Niro, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Dominic Purcell.
After this, I decided to watch more "Jason-movies". And so many (Almost all) followed. For example: Snatch, Mean Machine, Cellular, In the Name of the King, The Transporter movies, London, the Crank movies, 13, Blitz, Homefront, Furious 7, Fast & Furious 8, The Expendables movies and way more! Ofcourse, I don't think every movie is equally as good. But it is always fun to see Jason Statham in a movie.
The most recent movie I watched which was starring Jason Statham is Mean Machine. I expected something different from it, but it was okay. (Though I don't think I'd keep the dvd if it wasn't for Jason). Jason plays the prioner Monk. A quite scary guy. In the prison, they're organising a football match between the prisoners and the guards. Monk is one the guys playing in the team, though before that he was always kept seperate from the other prisoners.
On to my favourite Jason-movies! Where to start. I could discuss 10 movies right now, but I won't. It would make this 'In the Spotlight' way too long! I'll just higlight some movies: I'm Starting with 13. A man pretends to be someone else, thinking he might be able to make some money. He's just not realizing he's getting into a complicated game of Russian Roulette. Only one man can live! It's an interesting plot. It's well elaborated, you see the game & the sensation. But also the background of these men. Why are they here? What are they doing? I liked it and now I feel like watching it again :). So maybe.. Just maybe.. I'll write review soon, if I watch it for the 2nd time!
Crank: Oh, absolutely love this one too. Jason plays Chav Chelios. Chev finds out, that his enemy has injected him with poison. Because of that, he will die within an hour. But the poison is being delayed by adrenaline. So, he has to keep the adrenaline going! It's a fun movie to watch, a lot of action, some nice stunts!
And ofcourse I like The Expendables! All the big action stars together. I like seeing Arnold Schwarznegger, Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham and more in one movie. What's not to like about that?
Okay Fair enough. Ofcourse, I didn't think every movie is equally as good. But it was always fun to see Jason Statham in a movie. The movies I likes less? (Or didn't like): In the Name of the King:A Dungeon Siege Tale and Cellular. But I don't want to talk about it ;).
Generally I sometimes watch action movies, but I don't consider it my favourite genre. But I'm always up for a Jason- movie. I like his way of acting and his voice. I enjoy the characters he usually plays. So I'll definitely keep watching every single movie he stars in! I'll keep you posted ;).
And as last thing to add: Jason Statham is my number 1 guest I'd like to see at a convention. I know the odds are not in my favor. But you have to have hopes ;). Though I'd just fall flat on the ground if I'd see him.. Maybe it's for the best I haven't met him yet haha.