Jason Statham’s Wrath of Man had a pretty interesting trailer and had a nice ring to it. So, here’s my review of this movie.
Wrath of Man
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Nicolas Boukhrief and Éric Besnard
Cast: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Rocci Williams, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Eddie Marsan
Music: Christopher Benstead
Budget: $40 million USD
Genre: Action and Adventure
Synopsis : A criminal warlord’s innocent son gets killed in an armed robbery. Filled with vengeance, he’s desperate to find the murder. Hence, he goes to work in the same security agency whose truck was robbed so that he can find the killer of his son.
The movie starts with a truck getting robbed. The plot of the movie then progresses with the Statham’s character ‘H’ joining a security agency. The background music of the movie sets the tone of the movie being dark and suspenseful.
The only character in this movie which hold the movie together is Jason Statham’s character. There isn’t anything unique about his character. If we combine the characteristics of Frank Martin (Transporter) and Deckard Shaw (F&F Franchise) we get ‘H’. The only thing is that he’s doing all this to seek vengeance for his son. Other than that there are no prominent characters which may be a reason this movie didn’t turn out well.
The plot is absolutely amazing and gives us a feel as if something dark is about to happen. The movie focuses particularly on the opening scene which we get to see through different perspectives which I find a good thing. It’s not unique but maintains the tone of the movie overall.
As the plot is about to reach its climax, the plot twist is revealed and its not much of a suspense.
Also, Wrath of Man loses everything in its climax. It creates a thirst for a big dark action sequence but does its plot doesn’t quench this thirst. It seemed to as if the writers ran out of content for the end and had to do it in a low-key way.
The action in this movie was very calculated. Its just not enough especially with Jason Statham in the movie. As this is a low budget movie, it’s harsh to complain the about this movie, but action movies with lesser budget have done good in the past.
All in all, Wrath of Man loses the tone it set in the end mainly it didn’t stick to its genre.