Homefront (2013)

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Homefront is a Jason Statham action film about a police officer in witness protection who makes a few hillbillies none to happy. They learn who he is and mess with his life.

There’s something truly magical about this film. For reasons beyond me, James Franco is playing the bad guy, Gator, in the film. And while he definitely looks like a white trash hillbilly with that mustache, he doesn’t really seem intimidating in the trailer. Hopefully he’ll provide Statham’s ex-cop Phil Broker with a real challenge.

Apparently, Statham is ex-DEA, and Franco runs a little meth lab, so Statham is pretty well versed in drug lords and the like. I hope Gator gets eaten by an alligator.

Homefront

The cool thing about Homefront is that the screenplay was written by Sylvester Stallone and based on the novel by Chuck Logan.

Chuck Logan. That’s like the coolest name ever.

Homefront comes from director Gary Fleder, who has been around a while but never quite hit the truly big time. Too bad cause some of his stuff, like Runaway Jury and Kiss the Girls, was pretty good.

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Homefront Trailer

Homefront Release Date

November 27, 2013.

Who’s In It?

Jason Statham . . . Phil Broker
James Franco . . . Gator
Winona Ryder . . . Sheryl Mott 
Izabela Vidovic
Kate Bosworth
Rachelle Lefevre . . . Susan Hatch 

What’s Good About It?

Statham is a king of repeating the same formula again and again. He really is this generation’s Stallone and Schwarzenegger.

What’s Bad About It?

I can’t think of anything that would be wrong with a James Franco/Jason Statham film.

Not a thing.

Our Clever Prediction

Honestly, people like the Stath’. I expect this film to get a little extra buzz due to Franco and Stallone’s involvement, and push the regular and consistent Statham film level just a bit further.

Then he’ll be right back to where he started after his next film.

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