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Chaos
DVD disk
Mar 5, 2008 By: Jason Adams
Chaos order
Director:
Tony Giglio

Actors:
Jason Statham
Wesley Snipes
Ryan Phillippe

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
After a group of men hold up a bank and dont take anything, a disgraced cop is called in to unravel the mystery and track down the culprits.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Considering CHAOS has been sitting on a shelf since 2005, and that it co-starred the currently quality-phobic Wesley Snipes, it wasnt as awful as I feared. As a dumb action movie, its everything you expecttired story, cheap thrills, and a couple explosions. The plot is ridiculous and predictable, with the bad guys essentially basing their entire heist off of OFFICE SPACE (and thus SUPERMAN III). There are also a couple twists to the story, both expected and not, but the script pats itself on the back way too much.

Its nice seeing Snipes in a villainous role again, but he doesnt reach DEMOLITION MAN levels of lunatic fun. Likewise, as awesome as he was in WAY OF THE GUN, Ryan Phillippe reverts backwards on the Tough Guy scale in CHAOS. Watching him threateningly interrogate suspects and chasing down perps on motorcycle just didnt do it for me.

So that leaves you with pretty much the only thing really worth watching in CHAOS, and that is Jason (STATHAM!) Statham. The former Turkish plays his usual Stathamastic persona, with some fun lines, cool-macho charisma and even a couple dick metaphors. Still, seeing the man in a straight-to-video mess like CHAOS is a waste of time. And Jason Statham should not be wasting his time.
THE EXTRAS
Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Heres an equation for you to consider: A thoroughly average action movie + Jason Statham = Worth watching? I guess the validity depends on how much you enjoy that second variable.

Extra Tidbit: Statham was previously a professional diver and placed 12th in the 1992 World Championship. And since he can kick my ass, Ill avoid making a Speedo joke.
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