Director Guy Ritchie pairs up with star Jason Statham for the fourth time in this heist-action film.
Ritchie co-wrote the re-make of the 2004 French film Cash Truck. In it, Statham plays “H”, a guy of few words and a perpetual mean look on his face. He applies for a job at an armored car company, but has an ulterior motive for doing so. Even though he has a physique like a body builder, he just barely passes the shooting and physical requirements for employment, but he gets hired and with a bit of training, he’s off.
After he puts on the uniform and exchanges a few surly remarks with the other security guards, he hops in the truck with his trainer and a load of cash. But, before they get to their destination, the road ahead is blocked and the truck is robbed. H acts with speed to chase down and shoot the robbers, save his co-worker and the money. All in a day’s work.
When they return to the warehouse, the guys hail him as a hero, but wonder where did this super strength come from. Through the use of flashbacks, we find out the reason for H’s sudden new career choice. He’s out to revenge the death of his son, and he believes the rash of attempted heists will lead him to the killer.
Usually, the person that’s seeking revenge has some qualities to make the audience root for him. However, its tough to differentiate
between the so-called “good guy” and “bad guys” here. H has a continual scowl, a bad attitude, kills without remorse and doesn’t seem to care about what laws he has to break to get his man.
Ritchie uses flashbacks quite a bit to tell his story. They don’t bog down the storyline however. If you’re just getting back to going to a movie theater again and happen to be looking for a pretty good adventure, this one is filled with crude language, testosterone and non-stop action, its a good start for the Summer entertainment season.