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Rating: 4.3/5 (4 votes cast)

Blitz

What is there to say about Blitz. It’s an 18 rated British film starring Jason Statham. That about says everything you need to know about it really. Lots of swearing, lots of violence and that’s just in the opening scene. It really sets the tone for the movie with that scene.

It starts with Jason, or whoever his character is in this film, looking from his flat window to see 3 youths breaking in to a car. He picks up a Hurley stick and goes to confront them. They offer to slice his face and carve their names in his skin, so he wastes no time in beating them while throwing off a quip about knowing what sort of weapon to bring to the fight. Then wanders off leaving them there. And that basically sets the tone.

A WPC walks her beat only to have a hooded figure walk up and shoot her in the face, meanwhile the police are left with no idea who did it because he kept his hood up and made sure to always face away from cameras. Then a journalist gets a phone call from the killer, he says he will let him in on the story and then asks him to pick a number and when he does the killer tells him that’s how many more cops are going to die.

Not really giving a good synopsis here, because it’s a fairly run of the mill film. Not difficult to predict, but not quite what you expect either. Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aiden Gillen and David Morrissey all do pretty well with the parts, though it’s not exactly new ground for either Statham or Morrissey. They manage to make it something a little more than a brainless action film.

So would I recommend it? Well if you’re a Jason Statham fan, and don’t mind a film that kinda feels like it would have been better served as a mini-series on Channel 4, then yeah. Don’t expect too much out of it and you should enjoy it.

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Blitz, 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
Reviewed by Kevin on 23 November 2011

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