Even if Jason Statham has proven many times that he is a versatile actor, in the end he prefers to stick to his prime discipline – namely with rock-hard action films from “The Transporter” to “Fast & Furious”, in which he is take off his shirt, let his fists fly and throw snappy jokes at his numerous opponents. Statham regularly wows audiences with hard-hitting, old-school genre fare. With “Blitz – Cop-Killer Vs. Killer-Cop” you can even see one of his roughest numbers on free TV today – albeit with drawbacks.
RTL II shows “Blitz” on September 23, 2022 from 10:20 p.m. The problem with this: Since the uncut “Blitz” version was given an 18 rating by the FSK, only the cut version of the film, which is approved for ages 16 and over, runs.
We assume that this is the version that was released on DVD alongside the uncut disc – and in which almost four minutes are missing. If you want to enjoy “Blitz” in its entirety, you’d better take a look at Amazon Prime Video or get the Blu-ray directly, which is currently available for just under 5 euros.
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What can you expect in “Blitz”? 97 minutes of solidly staged, hammer-hard action entertainment, which is quite predictable and is immediately forgotten after watching, but nevertheless makes a lot of fun. Normally we would of course also show you the trailer for the film by Elliott Lester (“Vendetta”) serve – but since even the preview is from 18, we can’t serve with it for once.
Hardened Cop Brant (Jason Statham) is assigned a very special case that troubles even him. Because he is chasing a serial killer (Aidan Gillen, “Game Of Thrones”) who is targeting police officers. However, the fact that his shy colleague Nash (Paddy Considine) is assigned to help him with his investigations doesn’t necessarily make Brant’s job any easier. Since coming out, Nash has had his problems at the station. And Brant doesn’t think much of his new partner either – but all that becomes secondary when the cop killer strikes again…
By the way, Jason Statham’s next film is already in the starting blocks – even if it is significantly less brutal, but apparently quite entertaining. Statham has teamed up once again with his discoverer Guy Ritchie to create the spy action comedy Operation Fortune. Statham plays a top agent who has to blackmail a Hollywood star (Josh Hartnett) in order to get his hands on an international arms dealer (Hugh Grant):
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