"Why did you save me?"
"I didn't. You saved me, I'm just paying you back."
The first half hour of the movie is nothing but meticulous set up. I was going to say "tedious", but that would imply it's a chore to get through- it's not, but it's far more misleading than I remember. It's like a mob drama of sorts, until everything clicks into place and then the non stop ass kicking and chase scenes commence.
Statham is a really good actor, but you'd never hear about any of his performances on any prestigious award circuit. The man is an ass kicker. His acting chops ground his roles, make them as believable as possible. Nevertheless, the movie seems to…