Thursday, May 17, 2012

SAFE, a film by Boaz Yakin, starring Jason Statham

Jason Statham(JS) was one of the favorite actors of my baby brother, RJ, who is now in heaven.

I remember one time I already bought tickets for a certain movie, but we had to wait an hour for our turn. After buying hot dogs from his favorite stall in Glorietta 4(Smokey's), I took his hand so that we could walk around Ayala Center first.  He didn't like it.  He did what I "hated" the most.  He wailed like a baby.  He wanted to watch a movie right that very moment. Most of the movies had guaranteed seating and the only one that had free seating and allowed one to enter anytime was CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE.   He was pulling me in that direction.  I did not want to, but what can I do?   JS was his idol.  Halfheartedly, I immediately traded our tickets.

He was clapping all throughout the movie, but I on the other hand, was cringing.  I like watching action films in including the ones featuring him, but it was not one of them. Anyways, now that RJ's gone, I promised myself that I would watch every movie featuring JS.

      Rambo meets the Oriental version of Shrinidhi Prakash

Jason Statham and Catherine Chan
"Are we safe?" young Mei asked.
"One day at a time.."  said Luke

There was another reason why I wanted to watch this film. This was written and directed by Boaz Yakin, a person I admire in both fields.  Even if the story isn't perfect, I enjoyed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and was moved with Uptown Girls, so I was very excited to see SAFE.

Catherine Chan as Mei and Jason Statham as Luke Wright, have, in my opinion, have a good on screen chemistry of a believable friendship.  Their characters were brought together by fate and became allies due to mitigating circumstances.

A lot of people have reviewed this already, so this is only what I have to say: The movie, with some forgivable flaws, did not disappoint me and my companions, along with the rest of the crowd in the cinema. It is definitely worth watching. 

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