Safe movie reviewTuesday, May 22, 2012 By By Janie Contreras
If you’re an action movie junkie or just in the mood to see somebody kicking butt, then Safe will do the job for you. If you have ever seen the Transporter trilogy you know that Jason Statham will do some major damage and clearly he does in this movie, which of course we can only dream of doing. Statham plays the part of Luke Wright, a former cop who left the NYC police department because of the level of corruption that existed in it and ended his cage fighting career after putting his opponent in a coma and not keeping his deal in the rigged fight. The Russian mafia, who had put most of the money on a different outcome in the fight, kills his wife and makes him leave. Becoming homeless and lacking any purpose in living, Wright attempts suicide in a subway station but is unpredictably saved by the distraction a young girl named Mei causes him while she is being chased by members of the Russian mafia. Mei has been kidnapped from China by a Chinese mafia due to her unique talent of possessing a photographic memory and is being used as a “safe” to hold the number that unlocks a vault. Now Wright’s main priority is to keep this girl safe from the Chinese mafia, the Russian mafia, and the NYC police department who has involvement in it too. The movie continues in the attempt to capture the girl, realization that maybe the world isn’t what you expect to be, and more vivid butt kicking. The plot at times does become a little confusing, complicated, and cliché, but the movie is ultimately not bad, just predictable. However, who doesn’t enjoy seeing some violence once in a while? The movie does give you an adrenaline rush from time to time and there are some clever phrases by Statham. This might not be the top action movie of all time, which is why I would give it 7.5 out of 10, but it does the job and you will enjoy it. Especially if you enjoy high speed car chases, bullets flying right and left and some frequent neck snapping.