Nothing special about ‘Killer Elite’
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In “Killer Elite, this is probably the most primal method of attack on display, but even the noisy intensity and frequency of the skull bashings and pistol whippings and gut punches don’t register as anything beyond generic actionpicture violence.
And you’d think that any movie starring Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham would be one you’d want to remember. “Killer Elite” allows them to show off some of the presence and personality that made these men major movie stars, but ultimately they’re just cogs in a cliched revenge tale.
Statham stars as Danny, the typical specialops, killingmachineforhire Statham tends to play. At the film’s start in 1979, he and his mentor, Hunter (De Niro), are lying in wait for their target. The assignment goes horribly wrong and Danny swears swears! this is it for him, the last one, he’s done. But we all know how these things turn out: There has to be that One Last Job.
A year later, Hunter has been abducted by a dying sheikh and is being held in Oman. Danny must flee the rural Australian valley where he’s ensconced himself to perform the duty that will ensure Hunter’s freedom.
No problem: Danny amasses the obligatory ragtag team of rogues and is on his way. But they have to infiltrate the British cheap football boots sale Secret Air Service to get the job, which draws the nike magistax proximo 2 ic attention of a shadowy protective society known as cheap football boots sale The Feather cheap football boots sale Men. (“Killer Elite” is based on a book called “The Feather Men, which supposedly was based on a true story, by Ranulph Fiennes, who appears as a character.)
This makes Danny the target of the secret group’s main enforcer, a former SAS solider himself named Spike (Owen), and the usual shootouts and car chases ensue.
When Statham and Owen finally meet in the showdown you’ve been waiting for, it’s rendered in such dizzying, adrenalized style that it’s hard to tell who’s doing what to whom. nike magistax proximo 2 ic Additionally, McKendry favors a steely gray color scheme that, in theory, is meant to reflect the coldheartedness of these characters and their world, but actually just smothers everything in a bland sameness.
Statham, like the film itself, is muscular and efficient. But he seems awfully comfortable playing this kind of part by now, and he has such an intriguing presence, he makes you wonder what else he’s capable of doing.
De Niro stays locked up for big chunks of the movie but when we do see him, he radiates the ease and comfort of a man who has nothing to prove. And he gets to fire a machine gun, which is probably a lot of fun when you’re pushing 70, and might make “Killer Elite” more memorable for him than it will be for the audience. Continued cheap football boots nike magistax proximo 2 ic sale.