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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hummingbird (2013) Movie Review

I like watching Jason Statham in action, particularly the Transporter series. So when I get to watch the special screening of Hummingbird, I jumped at it.

Jason Statham stars as a special ops military personnel who turned into a hobo after his assignment. He stayed at an alleyway with his girlfriend, Isabelle, and he's more or less always drunk. But life wasn't peaceful at all as there were always the small time gangsters stirring up their alleyway taking things from them. They decided to capture Isabelle to use her in the vice ring but Joey (Jason Statham) tried to put up a fight. Ended up he had to run from the two gangsters who gave chase.

Joey ended up in a house after climbing in from the rooftop and manage to give the gangsters the slip. He soon discovered that the owner of the place were off for the summer and decided to squat at the place. After using up a credit card that was in the mail which he also gave to a nun named Cristina who's a volunteer that always pass out soup to the homeless guys, Joey being one of them, Joey decided to start his life anew and quit drinking and start getting jobs and was starting to get his life back together.

One of his jobs was working at a Chinese restaurant where one day, doubled up as a bouncer he ushered off a group of men but not without a fight. He drew the attention of the Chinese triads and was roped in to work for them in return for the opportunity of earning lots of money. Pretty soon, he made a mark for himself in the underground world as a person not to mess with.

At the same time, he tried looking for Isabelle and help Sister Cristina with money. Soon, Isabelle was forced by the vice ring to leave a message for Joey that she's fine. Later on, Isabelle was murdered by a violent client where Sister Cristina broke the news to Joey. This upset Joey and decided to find the murderer to kill him but at the same time, his unorthodox relationship with Sister Cristina seems to be pulling him away from doing any more bad things. Which way will he choose? Watch the show to find out!

I find this Jason Statham movie very disappointing. It's okay to not have much action scenes in them, but the drama of the movie kinda bores me to near death. I find myself almost drifting off to sleep a few times and this don't seem much like a Jason Statham type of movie but more of a romance type of movie. So I'm rating this 1.5 stars out of 5.

Hummingbird? I think this is a much more better Hummingbird show and it's real too:
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1568/Hummingbird

4 comments:

HenRy LeE said...

After transporter, I think all his movie has the same pattern... only like to watch him in expendables.

CleverMunkey

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

Actually, I find Safe and The Mechanic still okay. Although crappy storyline but the actions which mimics the Transporter series makes it worthwhile. But this is plain horrible because the most action is him making out with a nun.

Merryn said...

I think I've only watched him in Transporter..

Kelvin 'finalkt3' Tan said...

He was great in Transporter even though number 3 was crappy.