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(30 January 2015) 

Jason Statham's Stunt Double:
 Jace Jeanes
Action Director:  Corey Yuen
Director:  Simon West
Movie Destroyer:  William Goldman

MY HERO—not!
They could have called this movie "The Motherfucking Beatdown" because that was all there was to it. The last big fight was the only thing that saved this movie from being on my Bad list. Watch it for the fighting if you can get through it . . .

They gutted this remake for Heat (1986 starring Burt Reynolds—a classic and one of my favorites) by not having Nick try to teach Cyrus about fighting, and by not having Cyrus be shot as an act of courage. WTF!? It's not even a Buddy Movie anymore. The coward can't be contrasted with the hero because he's hardly in the movie at all. And speaking of cowards, Milo Ventimiglia's "Danny DeMarco" is a little too cool, and Milo does a terrible job at crying, but its still funny when he whines.  Ventimiglia's performance takes the movie over with all its bluster, contrasted with Statham's introspection. 

I mean, really, did they see the first movie?! (If you never have, you should. I think it will be one of your favorites too. It will really drive home the stark contrast.)

Way to ruin it for me Mr. Goldman. It's more like source material. It can't hold a candle to the original.

Jason Statham's acting and fighting was great. He's the best (jkudos to Corey Yuen and Jace Jeanes). He brings a lot of subtlety to his roles and does not get enough credit for his acting chops.


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