Killer Elite is everything that you would expect from a Jason Statham movie. He’s kicking ass and killing anything that stands in his way. You say you’ve heard this before? Oh yeah, that’s because it’s the same as every other role the guy has ever played.
Same Old, Same Old
I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed while watching this film. Even before I could really get into the plot, I knew that it wasn’t going to be any different than what I’ve seen Statham in before. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I was expecting something drastically different from him, it’s just that it was too much of the same. Although the role was the same that he has played 1,000 different times now, the flick did still have it’s “Wow, that was cool.” moments.
As mentioned, there was a sufficient amount of brutality in Killer Elite. This is actually what made it somewhat worthwhile. The action helped to make up for what the plot was lacking. The plot itself was pretty weak. There was nothing that made it stand out as being something new or different. Due to this, I found myself just waiting for the next action scene to take place, rather than following the story development.
Another major problem that I had with Killer Elite was that it just tried too hard. The story took way too long to be told. I felt like there was a handful of times that the film could of ended, but instead it just continued to drag its feet.
The Bottom Line
Do yourself a favor and skip this one. I wouldn’t say it’s worth missing alltogether, but don’t waste your money at the theatre. The brutality was the only thing that made Killer Elite at least somewhat tolerable. It’s everything that you have grown to expect from Jason Statham. Unfortunately, everything else in Killer Elite drops the ball. If you’re bored in a few months and feel like watching a film that requires zero use of your brain, give Killer Elite a shot. Until then, save your cash.