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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
|Studio :||Davis-Films, Current Entertainment, Lionsgate,|
|Crew :||Art Direction, Assistant Art Director,|
|Cast :||Jason Statham Nicky Henson Paddy Considine David Morrissey Nabil Elouahabi|
|Genre :||Action Thriller Crime|
Wow, this is a REALLY bad movie!
One of the wrost movies I have ever seen
The acting in this movie is really good.
This movie feels like it was made purely to piss off people who want good shows
DS Tom Brant is a tough south London cop is a reputation for getting rougher than is strictly necessary; as we are introduced to him he is dealing with a trio of young thugs with a Hurling stick. Soon he, and just about every other police officer. Is looking for a man who shot a police woman in cold blood. It isn't long before a policeman is also killed and it is apparent that somebody is targeting the police. The killer, who refers to himself as 'Blitz' contacts a reporter and makes it apparent that he intends to keep on killing police officers. Acting DI Porter Nash is put in charge of the case and working with Brant they close in on the man Brant is convinced is guilty; unfortunately the evidence required to hold their suspect isn't strong enough. In a secondary plot thread PC Elizabeth Falls, who works under Brant, it trying to help a youth who is in trouble as well as deal with a drug habit she picked up while working undercover.This is a solid enough police thriller that fans of Jason Statham will probably enjoy; not surprisingly he plays tough cop Brant anybody who has seen any of his films will know what to expect; he may not have the greatest range but what he does he does well. Paddy Considine does a good job as Nash; a gay cop who avoids any clichés. Aidan Gillen is suitably menacing as the killer but not as impressive as he is in 'Game of Thrones' although to be fair that would be difficult. Zawe Ashton is good as PC Falls as is David Morrissey as reporter Harold Dunlop. People wanting full on action may be a bit disappointed but there is still some action as well as some fairly brutal violence. Overall I'd recommend this to fans of Jason Statham; it isn't his best film but it is still a decent way to pass an hour and a half.
Big regrets here. It was late. I was tired. I figured, I really didn't want to think too much, if at all, so I'll play it safe and just put a Statham flick on. I'm not familiar with the source material, but this will be weak tea for any Statham fan. Just lame, cliché-ridden, "Dirty Harry" stuff from beginning to end without any compelling story. The book has got to be better, it certainly couldn't be worse. Not quite as bad as a two, but no way I'll give it more than a three. Basically, I'm just so mad at myself--I could have grabbed so many other movies, and I went instead with this run-of-the-mill TV-grade pulp. At least it was short. My bad.
Jason Statham stars as Brant, a rugged copper with anger issues. He likes a drink or twelve, likes to beat down on bad guys and is a constant source of PR hassle for his superior. When a serial killer known as Blitz (Aidan Gillen) starts killing police officers, Brant takes it personal.It is what it is really, just what you would expect from a Statham movie, where the tagline says it all, Cop Killer Vs Killer Cop! There's lots of chases, fighting, quips, brooding menace and with Brant teamed up with Paddy Considine's gay Officer Nash, some room for cheeky devilment. Director Elliott Lester and cinematographer Rob Hardy favour a scuzzy colour palette that befits the London locations, all while Ilan Eshkeri's sound tracking pounds away its feral beats.One sub-plot involving Zawe Ashton's rehab released copper doesn't serve much of a purpose, and you have to take with a pinch of salt how Blitz goes about his business (he leaves finger prints everywhere!) But it's The Stath kicking butt and that is more often than not good enough for a good time, such is the case here. 6.5/10
Blitz is like an extended television show that drags on too long, fails to make you care much about the characters, and features an excess of gore and violence in hopes its audience will overlook a badly flawed plot.*****Spoiler Alert*****If you care about story lines, for example, you'll be bothered by the matter of fifty thousand pounds that this screenplay inexplicably botches to the point of utter absurdity, shattering any pretense of a rational and logical story. The perpetrator stays at a hotel following his murder of an informant and theft of the victim's thick, open manila envelope stuffed with the cash. When police on a tip raid this malefactor's room, he flees out the window and leads Jason Statham on an extended foot chase. He's wearing light clothing and obviously does not have this bulky envelope on him when he's finally cornered and arrested in a railroad yard. Why, one wonders, would he leave the cash behind?Next thing you know, he's released for lack of evidence following police interrogation and is handed this same envelope along with his personal effects as he laves the station. How did the police get it since he didn't have it on him (did they find it in his abandoned hotel room?), and why didn't they discover the money since it was open? And since they could not have failed to see the cash, why didn't they put together that it was the same fifty thousand pounds an informant had just been killed for, directly linking the man they were setting free with a brutal murder? You get the picture.Yet another example of unforgivably sloppy screen writing is when the murderer calls and boasts to a newspaper reporter, who records him. When police are tipped to this fact, for some reason not one of them thinks to get the recording from the reporter to analyze the voice and compare it to that of their prime suspect. It doesn't reflect well on London's finest. Thank heavens no police force would ever be this abysmally stupid in the real world. In short, unless you feel that violence and clichés trump a ridiculous plot and insipid character development, you will probably find Blitz a gross insult to your intelligence.