Blu-ray Review “Blitz”

Directed by: Elliott Lester
Starring: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, David Morrissey, Zawe Ashton
Distributed by: Millennium Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running time: 97 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

Jason Statham knows how to kick some ass. He has proved that time and time again since “The Transporter”. This film is no different, he kicks some major ass and looks mad cool when he is doing it. I am surprised that this film did not get more of a theatrical push in North America because it is quite better than Statham’s recent films. The story is great, it is action packed, ultra-violent and definitely keeps you entertained the whole time.

The story follows Detective Sergeant Tom Brant (Jason Statham) who does not follow anyone’s rules but his own. He is known for his brutality against his victims and has been warned by his department. Tom is put on a case where a crazy killer named Blitz is going around killing cops, just for the fun of it. Tom needs to find out who Blitz is before it is too late. He also finds out that he is more connected to the case than he knows.

This film is smart, sleek and packs a hell of a punch. Jason Statham is especially great in this film as the kick ass copy avenger. I wasn’t too thrilled with him since his role in “The Expendables” but this redeemed his ass kicking status. Another notable performance was Aidan Gillen who plays the killer Blitz. His performance was haunting, yet funny and also very intense.

The Blu-ray presentation is very crisp and the sound is bone-breaking clear. The extras on the disc are decent including a UK theatrical trailer, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes and additional previews. The interviews are interesting to watch, brief but definitely worth a watch. The behind the scenes is also great because a film like this has a lot of stunt coordination and it is great to see how it all comes together. This film is definitely worth a watch if not a purchase.

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