If you are a big-time action flick fan, the name of Jason Statham would surely ring a bell. One of the most prolific action stars in Hollywood, Statham enjoys a huge fan base worldwide. His popularity has increased by leaps and bounds. This is owing to his kick-ass performances in a host of films, all of which have been huge grosser at the worldwide box office.
If you are his admirer, you surely couldn’t have missed him in his last two films, Fast and Furious and, of course, Hobbs and Shaw. However, there are other films under his belt, which you can’t miss for anything in the world. The following list from the actor’s catalog will take you on an action romp for sure.
The Italian Job (2004)
Jason Statham was a surprise package in The Transporter. His action-packed was so damn impressive that none could get over it even after two hours of watching the movie. The film catapulted him to a league of his own. He then garnered more visibility with the 2004 release, The Italian Job. It was a remake of the 1969 crime caper of the same name. Flexing his muscles, Statham made his way straight into the heart of the audience. The film was a theatrical hit.
The Italian Job not only made Statham the next big thing in Hollywood, but it also made him a heartthrob as well. He became more familiar with car stunts and made his career out of them. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet had the pleasure of watching him in The Brazilian Job, the Italian Job’s proposed sequel. The film can also be a platform to prepare you for Deckard Shaw’s further adventures in the Fast and Furious franchise.
The Transporter 2 (2005)
The portrayal of Frank Martin in The Transporter made Jason Statham a star overnight. You can count this as one of his earliest successes and a hallmark in his film career. The Transporter 2 brought Frank to Miami, where you could be a witness to all the high-flying and mindboggling action sequences.
While many might think that The Transporter 2 is a kind of loose remake of the Denzel Washington starrer 2004 flick, Man on Fire, this one is a full-on action-packed thrill ride with some of the action sequences becoming the highlights in Statham’s entire career. Well, The Transporter 2 can leave you breathless at the end of it and leave you gasping for more.
The Expendables (2010)
You could consider this as Statham’s entry into the big league. It can’t get bigger than this. Though he has been performing as the lead in all his previous films, The Expendables opened up a new phase in his career. Here, he appears in an ensemble cast, which includes the likes of Hollywood stalwarts such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Dolph Lundgren, among others.
Holding one’s own against all these hard-hitters is one of the most challenging jobs for someone who was comparatively fresh-faced. However, he did manage to create a space for himself, thus proving his abilities as an actor. This Statham flick has enough action sequences to keep you on the edge of your seat and enough magic from him.
The Meg (2018)
The Meg is a movie that critics advise not to take seriously. The film has been a runaway hit at the box office. People loved the film so much that it went on to become a blockbuster! Of course, a major part of the success goes to Jonas Taylor, the role portrayed by Jason Statham in it. His charm and the deadly power-packed acting moments nailed it for the film. Another good thing about The Meg is that it has a PG-13 rating. This implies that you can watch this piece with your kids, who will go gaga over it.
Jason Statham is one Hollywood action star who has enjoyed a diverse Hollywood career. Fans believe that whatever he has gifted them till now is just the tip of the iceberg. He has much more to offer and many years left in him as a complete entertainer. Truly, it has been kind of a blessing to watch him on the silver screen. So, which Jason Statham-starrer action flick are you going to start watching first?