Though the audience that goes to see this film probably wonâ€™t admit it, I find it perfectly acceptable to have a man-crush on the bullet-headed intensity of Statham. Heâ€™s leading the game of modern action heroes and in many ways heâ€™s a likable actor.
Of course this is a movie about over-excess. Just look at the movie poster. Itâ€™s a picture of a gun, made up of a bunch of little guns.
The only really annoying thing about this movie had nothing to do with the lead actors. In one scene Statham has a friendly old man who serves as his watchman. (Think of him as a Wal-Mart style greeter.) When he is not at his post, it should be clear that something is wrong. Instead, the film dumbs itself down, and highlights the facts that the old man is not at his post, tipping you off that he is missing. Is this not obvious? Did the film editor fall asleep? No, itâ€™s just a ploy to keep everyone up to pace with whatâ€™s going on.