Jason Statham and Clive Owen in the Killer Elite trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Well, I had high hopes for KILLER ELITE.  Yeah, I knew it was a Jason Statham movie, but this time he had a great supporting cast that included Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.  Also, the story is actually based off true events, so I figured the plot would work better and it would have a little more depth.  But, alas, my hoping was for nothing because the first trailer has debuted and it looks startlingly similar to to every other Jason Statham movie we’ve seen over the last decade or so.  I’m not sure where it all went wrong, but I think it was the music.  I like the Scorpions as much as the next product of the 80’s, but the time for using their music in a trailer has passed.

Even though this film isn’t going to wow anyone with its character development or its intricate plot, there’s nothing wrong with seeing Statham run through Europe busting the bad guys’ heads.  The Gary McKendry directed  film opens September 23rd.

Jason Statham and Robert De Niro in Killer Elite

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