Originally Posted by Hal2001
If you’ve seen the trailers and ads for “Killer Elite” then you pretty much know exactly what kind of movie you are going to get.
I don't agree with that at all.
This movie was far more textured and interesting than I was expecting. It’s certainly not a typical action flick. Basically, it’s a multi-layered film about competent, high level operatives where the line between right and wrong is extremely blurred. In fact, there really is no “good guy” or “bad guy” in the narrative. It’s a story about mercenaries and ex-spooks that have engaged and are currently engaged in harsh and uncompromising actions. Life and death and regret told from the point of view of Jason Statham’s character. It’s an engaging and intense thrill ride that apologizes for nothing. I really liked that about this movie. There’s not a lot of depth but gorgeous Yvonne Stahovski and Robert DeNiro are much needed supporting characters that define Statham’s character motivation and that really is enough for this type of tale.