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post #1 of 107 Old 10-05-2010, 12:01 PM - Thread Starter
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I must admit, I am not a big Statham fan. Maybe the English just think he's the best thing since toast and tea, I couldn't say. I don't hate the guy, but I just don't think he's as much as a powerhouse super action actor as others. The only films that I enjoy him in is Crank and Crank 2.

I've noticed something that has been getting under my skin, and I would just like to get it out on the table. Call this a rant, but it also can be a good observation: Jason Stathham has a gun in just about every damn movie cover, and it really has a negative impact on my viewing of his movies. I LOVE guns, but the problem here is simply marketing redundancy. All in chronological order:



Jason Statham with two guns.



Jason Statham with a gun.



Jason Statham back with two guns.



Jason Satham back with a gun.



Jason Statham with another gun.



I almost cannot believe my eyes with this cover. Can you believe he does not have a handgun? That's not to say that nothing else is redundant though...



Almost had you fooled, huh? He is back with two guns.



This time, they decide to point the gun your FACE!

So, do you expect to see any more movie covers with Statham with a gun? Can you not get anymore stock?!?! I bet that all of these movies (besides Crank) are the same. Do the English think he is really that bad ass?

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There's no gun in that Bank Job cover.

I am personally sick of every movie cover having the movie title. Enough already!
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Cellular Ha, Ha, Ha!

You reminded me of this classic. It is so bad in some parts that it reaches greatness, especially when our hero goes into a Best Buy armed with a handgun to charge his cell phone. The ensuing terribly delivered and downright insipid dialogue is just fantastic.
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I get my movies from Netflix, so movie covers aren't a problem. Besides, I couldn't care less what's on the cover. I do care what is on the inside, and it's too far and few between when I see one that I rate a 4 or 5 star.

Oh, I do like Statham; he is one cool dude.
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There some things in life I will never understand....
The fixation on the cover of boxes, rather than its content.
There are people around who have said they will NOT buy a video because of a dislike for the cover "art."

I think I am getting too old....

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I became a Jason Statham fan with The Transporter. He's had his ups and downs, but generally delivers a solid performance in roles within his acting range. He was quite good in The Bank Job.

I don't really pay attention to box covers either. Those are devised by marketers trying to catch your eye on a shelf, rather than by the creative team behind the movie. They really have no relationship to the quality of the enclosed movie.

Movies look their best when they look like movies. More Patton-esque remasters!

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He didn't have a gun on "In the Name of the King" cover...

I don't lurk as much as I used to and I NEVER listen. Comes from being old and cynical.

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He didn't have a gun on "In the Name of the King" cover...

Or (insert 20 other Jason Statham movies here): Expendables, The Mechanic, 13 (although there is a gun on the cover), Death Race, War, Revolver (someone else is holding the gun), etc.

I too don't get obsession with cover art and packaging. The only "art" I dislike seeing is the plain grey "rental" version that Netflix sends me, because I know I don't even have chapters on that disc, let alone any kindof features.
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No gun here.



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No gun here.

And he didn't play the lead role in that one. Same logic applies with MOST of his other movies that don't have him with a gun on the cover. Deathrace he doesn't have a gun, but that doesn't involve shooting. In The Name of The King is a terrible movie, but it's before the time of guns (I got the joke). The Expendables cover he is in the background (probably with a gun, can't tell), but he is not really the lead role in that movie either (comparatively speaking).

Seriously, if he plays a lead role that involves shooting, you can bet there will be Jason Statham on the cover with either one or two handguns. Can they at-least mix it up a bit and give him an assault riffle or a knife or something?

Who wants to make a bet that it happens again? Any takers? If Crank 3 or Transporter 4 comes out, you will surely lose this bet.
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Steven Seagal Comparison:



Barely visible handgun. More emphasis on Seagal face and his bad ass Aikido.



A sword, that is used for slicing when you are bad ass in Aikido.



A Pump shotgun, something that you would expect to see an officer use.



Seagal with a handgun.



No need for any weapon here.



Seagal with a handgun.



No need for any weapon here.



Another variant of a pump shotgun.

See, my point is, vary it up a bit.



Seagal with a guitar.
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What is funny with Seagal though, is that he only play four type of characters.

FBI agent, police officer, CIA Agent, Navy Seal.

Ohh, I forgot.

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Don't forget his awesome role in Machete:

Drug crime lord dude. He rules.
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No gun here.

The rule is relaxed if Charlize Theron is on the cover.

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Oh, I do like Statham; he is one cool dude.

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Kinda off topic. I'm not particularly attracted to bald headed men but he is one of the exceptions. I think my first "Statham" movie was "The Transporter".


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As long as he has a gun, im more worried when I see him with a sword.
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He didn't have a gun on "In the Name of the King" cover...

A gun may have made that film watchable!
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Back to topic.



This is cool pic..he just killed someone.
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Lol. I don't mind Statham. He's a rocknrolla.

No gun in Snatch.


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No gun in Snatch...

I bet he's got one in his pocket, though.

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I bet he's got one in his pocket, though.

Or could he just be happy to see us?
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But that's Statham's charm!
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I think the problem is that he's jumping away from the camera in all those Transporter covers.

Everyone knows real heroes jump towards the camera, both guns blazing, John Woo style. Only wusses jump away from things.
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i guess then chow-yun fat is wusses.:I
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he suits eithout gun...because he is a tough guy.....

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I am getting sick of this ****. Jason Stathom, please stop being a marketing tool. Here's an update:



Jason Statham with...a rifle? Is this the first?

But, you almost had me fooled with the movie poster:



Continuing on:



Thought it was over didn't you? Jason Statham with a handgun.

Up and coming:



We'll have to see what the Blu-ray cover art will be. Who wants to start making a bet?

It's sad that many of the above images are now missing.
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Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (the first Statham movie I saw).

He's just carrying a bag.

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