Jason Statham is the defacto B movie badass of our modern times, it’s sad to think that he was once highly regarded. Nevertheless – in Safe, he does what he does best: kick ass and never thinks twice about it.
When Mei escapes from the Triads clutches, Luke must protect her and the valuable code that she has memorised, from two rival gangs that seek to force it out of her.
What makes Safe such a blast to watch are the really well choreographed fight scenes – forget about the passable story, and soak up all the juicy action because there’s plenty of it; that and the copious amounts of entrails and lobotomies courtesy of Mr. Statham’s expert marksmanship.
That said, the fight scenes are pretty one sided with Statham virtually operating as a one man army against the hordes of mobster flunkies. Despite this, it’s just so much fun to watch that all it’s shortcomings can be easily overlooked. Just enter this film knowing what to expect and it won’t be a ticket purchase filled with remorse.
It’s a great action flick if that’s all you’re looking for – soak up the machismo as brains meet brawn…although most of the brains get splattered all over the curtains
The Bottom Line
Safe is what I would consider a guilty pleasure. It is B movie at it’s greatest but the generic story and paper thin characters are what otherwise put off a great set of action sequences that get the blood pumping over and over again.