A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's ...Written by
It's the unique plight of a beautiful, imperiled woman that forces Arthur Bishop back into the fold. Key to casting the role of Gina was finding an actress who would bring her own strengths and magnetic presence to the part, a character who becomes a formidable ally to the mechanic. They found that actress in Jessica Alba, who was eager to join the production. "I've always been a fan of Jason (Statham)," said Alba. "He's got tremendous range, and I don't know any other actor who can do what he's done. I particularly like these action movies, so when I got the opportunity to do this, I thought it would be great to work with him in this genre." Alba found her character to be a woman of inner and outer strength. "She's ex-military, so she knows how to fight and defend herself, and she's definitely not a damsel-in-distress. But she's not all brute and brawn. She has a heart, and it's interesting to see the beginnings of this love story, even though it's set in these bizarre circumstances. I don't know if there are very many women that would be that interesting to a man like Bishop, because he's so smart and dominant, and just moves through people. But to be the girl who's almost on that equal level with him, makes for a great character." Statham loved working with Alba. He said: "She's such a talented actress. She's a lot of fun. Doing an action movie, the drama's really serious and the stakes are high and you need someone to kind of soften that. She was just a dream to work with, a real pleasure." See more »
After Bishop has a video call with Gina following his first kill for Crain, Crain takes a pair of handcuffs off Gina's wrists. However, in brief shot just before the video call, Gina was not handcuffed. Her arms were arms were on either side of her, not bound together. See more »
Thai Country Song
Written and Performed by Siriporn Traetulakarn
Published by Chinaboy Music Publishing (PRS), Perfect Ten Publishing (ASCAP) and DeMaritni Music (BMI)
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Things happen without rhyme or reason, progression of the plot is very choppy, progress happens for the sake of progression, for example. This movie wouldn't be complete without a bed scene between Statham and Alba right? There's absolutely no chemistry between the two, the smiles and fake laughs come off as forced, but they end up in the sack and the movie moves along. Statham's past movies were successful because the action never really stopped. it was just madness after madness.. This movie on the other hand.. has a lot of scenes trying to tell a story that you really don't give a * about. Really slow movie with convoluted plot. See it or don't see it, You wont out on much.
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