‘Homefront’ Trailer: Jason Statham Breaks Some Bad Guys

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Jason Statham’s had a fairly light 2013 so far. Parker and Redemption (which got a scant US release) both came and went without causing much of a fuss, while his appearance in Fast and Furious 6 can only be described as “brief” despite being incredibly cool. Come November, though, we’ll all have something to be thankful for; Statham’s looking to make up for lost time with Homefront, perhaps his most intriguing actioner of the year, if only based on who he locks horns with in the film’s trailer.

Over the course of the last decade and change, Statham has cultivated an image as an unstoppable anti-hero and taken on the likes of CIA assassins, fascist governments, drug cartels, and street gangs, but he’s never beefed with anyone quite like James Franco before. In Homefront, DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) moves his daughter to an idyllic, peaceful Southern town but ends up running afoul of meth kingpin Gator (Franco) and his band of traffickers; naturally, Broker fights back, and all hell breaks loose.

Based on the disparity between Statham’s and Franco’s statures, that fight seems like it’ll be pretty one-sided - but Franco should be able to play up Gator’s creep factor pretty handily. In contrast to Statham, the last six months or so have been kind to Franco – outside of the Oz the Great and Powerful, he turned out one of his best performances to date with Spring Breakers and scored one of the biggest comedy winners of the year with This Is the End. Seeing the pair square off onscreen may be a bit odd, but in a way the choice feels kind of inspired despite coming from out of left field.

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There’s not much else to speak of here – Homefront looks like a Jason Statham picture through and through, and that alone will tell you whether or not the film is up your alley. In other words, it’s probably best to leave all Breaking Bad comparisons at the door; while that series’ success will inevitably lead to its influence being felt in other shows and movies alike, the meth element feels like backdrop at best in Homefront, though perhaps there’s more going on here than the teaser suggests.

If not, then an hour and forty minutes or so of Statham’s brand of butt-kicking might suffice over anything more substantial. What do you think, Screen Ranters? Is this a vehicle worthy of Statham’s brawny talents?


Homefront arrives in US theaters on November 27th, 2013.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Just about anything Statham does is worth at least checking out, Franco as the creepy villain is intriguing however, I can’t help but completely disagree with calling his ‘performance’ in Spring Breakers anything other than vomit inducing.

  2. Looks pretty good. looks slightly above average than the usual statham fair. fare? whatever.

    • only because franco is in it :P strange to see these two in the same movie!

  3. Statham is the best at this. It never gets old.
    You’ve seen it before but you’ll see it again.
    You know what to expect and you get it.
    Statham doesn’t promise. He delivers.

  4. Obviously the kids are what triggers the rivalry in the first place, but once Franco discovers Statham is a cop, it’s gonna be more than that.

  5. Franco looks downright creepy in this, ill definitely check it out.

  6. Yes, yes, and more yes.

  7. Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay for Homefront.

    • I know he takes a lot of crap but Sly is not a terrible screenwriter

      • Somehow Frank Grillo in a Stallone-penned film just makes sense.

        • Almost inevitable. It just fits.
          Good to see you, Jason.

      • Stallone can write a good screenplay and
        I am surprised he has not done more of it and
        maybe now that he is older we will be seeing more.

  8. I just watched Parker last night, and I never get tired of seeing Statham kick butt . I’ll watch this one, plus Franco seems really creepy with that grin of his.

    • I’ve seen Parker as well and must say , never get tired of seeing J-lo’s butt, thats for sure

  9. Looks pretty decent! I’d watch it. :)

  10. Honestly, the mere possibility of Statham beating Franco senseless (possibly not his toughest task) is enough to make me want to watch.

    • That’s what I’m paying to see :D

    • I give Franco high marks here for looking like
      a seedy character carrying credible threat.

  11. Can’t wait.

  12. franco creepy sold me, guy does good and bad, this i hope is good, statham is a bonus +1

  13. Looks decent, reminds me of Nowhere to Run – Van Damme on a farm!

  14. Usually when I see a trailer for a Jason statham movie I just shrug my shoulders and move on. But this one actually looks interesting.

  15. “Whatever you’re think’n, re-think it.” (gonna find a reason to use that line!)

  16. Taken: The Redneck Version

  17. “Gator’s b*****s better be using jimmies!!”

  18. I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do…


  19. I see all of Statham’s cliche action flicks but this one looks to have some meat to its story. I wont wait for it to show up on FX like usual.

    Btw, Kate Bosworth makes a very believable meth-head.