By Joan Alperin Schwartz
The thing I like the most about a Jason Statham film is...I know exactly what I'm going to get...lots of action, violence, and Jason kicking major butt.
.And that is exactly what happens in his new film 'HomeFront', written by Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by Chuck Logan
Statham plays widowed, ex-DEA agent, Phil Broker, who retires to a quiet Southern town, in order to raise his 10 year old daughter, Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) in a peaceful, small town environment.
Boy is he surprised, when he finds out this town is definitely not MAYBERRY.
In fact, it doesn't take long, thanks to a chain of events, involving a little boy seriously in need of Weight Watchers, before Broker is forced to face off with, Gator Bodine (James Franco) the local sociopathc Meth kingpin, as well as some really evil dudes from his past.
At the same time, Broker is mourning the loss of his wife, who just recently past away.
What separates, 'HomeFront' from your every day action film, is that it's filled with some really interesting characters.
My favorite being, Kate Bosworth, who plays Bodine's sister, Cassie Klum...Miss Klum is one extremely violatile, irrational and dangerous lady, who just happens to be a meth head. Definitely not a good combo.
Rounding out the cast is Winona Ruder, as Sheryl Mott, Bodine's drug addict/hooker, girlfriend and Frank Grillo, as someone you do not want to meet in a dark alley or any other kind of alley.
'HomeFront' directed by Gary Fleder ('Runaway Jury') is an edge of your seat thriller and if you're a Jason Statham fan or a fan of this genre, you won't be disappointed.
I gave 'HomeFront' which opens in theatres, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, three bagels out of five.
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