In the spotlight: Jason Statham

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. 

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Comments: 12
  • #1

    Postcard Pretty (Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:09)

    I'm not a movie buff, but my dad is a big Jason Statham fan! Our DVD collection are filled with these movies. He is always cool, calm and collected. I wonder, has he done any comedies? Just a curious thought :)

  • #2

    Sriparna (Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:11)

    I need to start with a deep sigh... The hotness that that this guy offers at his age :p
    I had first watched Jason in Transporter... I had fallen for his accent immediately. I had then watched him in non-action movie, Snatch... and man did he prove that he can do it all :)
    Lovely review as always!

  • #3

    Jessica (Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:01)

    Did not watch yet most of his films. My sister adore Jason Statham like crazy though. She has this box of his movies and even postcards in the room we used to share with. I have to let her read this post. :)

  • #4

    ROBERT LEE (Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:18)

    It's JASON! Ok, I am not a big fan and yes, I have seen some of his movies. I am not a fan of Expendables, but I did enjoy watching Cellular. Rogue Assassin is ok, only because Jet Li is the other star. He is terrible in acting, but great doing his martial arts thingies. Back to Jason, he is great in In the Name of the King!

  • #5

    Nilyn Cartagena (Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:43)

    Wow! That's a lot of movies to watch! I love Jason Statham movies but I think I only watched like 3 - 5 movies of him. Well, recently, I couldn't watch as much movies as I have before because I have a son to take care now. lol. But I hope when he gets a little older, I can go back to watching movies like I used to.

  • #6

    Kat (Thursday, 14 July 2016 10:41)

    I think I've only seen one movie in this list, that's one Transporter movie. :) But yeah he seems to be a good actor and has that tough-guy look as well. Maybe it's time I watch other action films haha.

    I hope you do get to see him in a convention!

  • #7

    Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy (Thursday, 14 July 2016 17:53)

    Wow, what a collection! I'm not much of a movie buff so I've only seen a few of his movies. He is someone to watch out for though! :)

  • #8

    Klaudia (Friday, 15 July 2016 01:17)

    You might have 'met' Jason Statham quite late , but believe me , I am a lot later than you ! I have never heard of him , nor do I know his movies. Yes , that is possible . Obviously, does everybody else know him , so it could be me. I still love coming over and read your posts , as you are giving great insights and recommendations ...and I trust you. :) Will check on Mr. Statham , promised !

  • #9

    Me-An Clemente (Friday, 15 July 2016 05:49)

    On my initial reading of your blog post, I thought I didn't know Jason Statham. That was until you enumerated Transporter movie too. He was pretty cool there. I think I've watched all the Transporter movies. As for his other movies, I still haven't watched it. I may start at the Expendables first.

  • #10

    Charm Gamboa (Sunday, 17 July 2016 10:34)

    I really don't know him actually. I love watching movies but I'm not good at remembering the names of the actors. Anyway, I became interested and now I am replaying some of the movies I watvhed which he is in and checking his roles. Thanks for enlightening me haha :)

  • #11

    Princess Mikee (Sunday, 17 July 2016 10:38)

    I love to watch movies but actually I usually forgot names of the actors. I don't know this actor but I may say that you are a huge fan. Your DVD collection was huge.

  • #12

    Maaya Legaspi (Sunday, 17 July 2016 15:00)

    Wow. I'm not actually a fan but that's quite a lot of movies. You sure are really a movie fanatic. Action movies are not really my genre so maybe I've watched him a couple of times but just dont know it was him. haha!