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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Movie Review – Chaos

Movie: Chaos
Rating: êêê

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners (Jason Statham) is a rogue cop who's been unfairly suspended for his part in the accidental shooting of a woman in a hostage situation on Pearl Street Bridge. The accidental shooting of this woman was a result of his partner Jason York’s (Wesley Snipes) aggressive nature and resulted in him leaving the police force. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation when the thieves request him. He is forced to work with the rookie Shane Dekker (Ryan Philippe) as his partner by his captain.

They head off to the bank where there is a standoff and you guessed it- a hostage situation! Things end badly and a few hostages die but more importantly Snipes and Company get away. As they try to figure out what might have been taken Conners and Dekker go after the thieves who seems virtually impossible to catch.

The thieves, lead by Lorenz(Wesley Snipes), apparently do not steal a penny from the bank but make it seem as though they have robbed a Saudi prince’s safe deposit box as a rouse.

While chasing the bandits, Dekker discovers that they actually planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory and staged the robbery as a rouse for the real crime.

He also realizes that Lorenz is actually Jason York and that the two partners are in on an intricate plot to get rich and flee the country. Conners fakes his own death and while Philippe is able to foil Lorenz’s plans but he can't stop Conners. In the end, he gets away leaving detective Dekker stunned and dumfounded.

This action packed thriller keeps you guessing. It isn’t till the end when all the pieces fall together that the audience discovers the truth at the same time as Dekker. I liked this role for Jason Statham. While it isn’t a huge leap from his usual character of the hero he does a great job becoming the villain. After all only a great villain gets away with the loot.

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