Chev Chelios is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live. Now, Chev must keep moving to stay alive: the only way to prolong the poison from stopping his heart is to keep his adrenaline flowing. As the clock ticks, Chelios wreaks havoc through the streets of LA and on anyone who dares stand in his way.
One of the funniset films about the crime underworld I have ever seen! Yes, it's brash, sexist and has several scenes of extreme violence, but there are many laugh out loud moments. Jason Statham is brilliant in a role he always plays well; Cockney Hit Man. His character, Chev, has been given a dose of a lethal drug by a rival. During the film he tries to get vengeance on those involved in his 'death'. A lot of the humour comes from the increasingly bizarre ways in which he tries to keep his adrenaline levels up to stay alive. Some great action sequences which are well filmed, and a good twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
I am the sort of person that really enjoys a good film and certainly reads fellow film reviews. I was utterly shocked at how corny and ridiculous this film was. So much so, i cannot belive Jason Stratham had the front to go to his own premier! Fast paced and utterly ubsurd, this film is possibly one of the worst films i have seen in years. The sex scene, where he has intercourse in front of a crowd in the street who are clapping and cheering was the final straw. Utter utter rubbish.
If you like Jason Statham in the transporter, you will love this. He plays the same character but slightly more for laughs in this film. He plays an assassin who is given a lethal but slow acting poison. He can stay alive as long as he keeps his
Heart rate up (like a human body version of 'speed').
Some great and also funny scenes in this, and Statham is a great 'hardman'. Its not Shakespeare but its very entertaining - very good 'lads' film.