Post Thanksgiving Day gorging, it was off to see Homefront, the Jason Statham VS James Franco movie written by Sylvester Stallone and directed by Don't Say A Word's Gary Fleder. Or basically: Statham fucks up honkey rednecks and Kate Bosworth plays a drug addict a little too well. Statham versus Franco seems about one of the most lop sided bouts in movie history but seeing that Frank Grillo was involved, I knew you'd have a henchman confrontation before boss man Franco got his.
Like Oldboy, the action in Homefront is fast, intense and brutal, there's just lots more of it. No need for elaborate choreography here; it's all a wam, bam, you got beat down by Handsome Rob affair here. Grillo caught my eye in Warrior and continued to impress in The Grey. I believe he's a former boxer so I was hoping for a bit of a show against Statham. The two mix it up with some MMA moves, complete with the "cool when Rampage did it in Pride but not so much now" sequence where Grillo has Statham locked in a triangle choke but gets lifted from the ground and slammed. Yeah, they did the same thing in that MMA movie with Kevin James, Here Comes the Boom. Oddly, both flicks show the hero stomping on an opponents ankle and crushing it into the wrong angle.
Makes me want to eat three hamburgers then hit the gym: