“Homefront” (2013) is a action thriller that was directed by Gary Fleder and produced by Sylvester Stallone, which stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, and Kate Bosworth. All very well knowen for movies they are in of various genres like Jason Statham in actions flims like “Transporter”, James Franco with comedy in “Pineapple Express”, Winona Ryder with “Mr. Deeds”, and Kate Bosworth from the girl surfing movie “Blue Crush”. It is neat to see such a diverse cast put together to what I thought was a great movie. Everyone had their own take on the movie but it was actually based on the novel titled “Homefront” by Chuck Logan. I had never really heard of Chuck Logan so I looked him up and found out he is a Vietnam War veteran who is known for his series of novels which involve the same character ex-police officer and ex-solider named Phil Broker who Jason Statham plays in the movie and James Franco as Gator the bad guy.
I watched the movie and thought it was a strong cast and great plot that stemmed all from the simple conflict between two children in a school yard that leads to kidnapping, meth, DEA, guns, deaths and much more. Broker is trying to live a normal life and stay left alone in what seemed to be New Orleans and raise his daughter after the loss of his wife the year before. Well as usual in every Statham movie he is know for his fighting skills is what escalates this whole movie after his daughter is bullied on the playground and thanks to her dad (Statham) she knows a few tricks and takes down the bully. The bully’s mom (Kate Bosworth) confronts Broker about his daughter and then the bully’s dad steps where Broker takes him down so quick and embarrasses him in front of his whole family and others at the school picking up their kids from school.
I don’t want to give up more of the movie but you can only imagine where this leads from here involving a underground off the radar meth ring. The movie is packed with action and keeps you guessing ! It can be seen OnDemand and at a RedBox near you ! Thanks again ! — J.T.