After a long hiatus, Hollywood’s most beloved king of action movies Jason Statham is back on the big screen with a bang!. Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. Fans of The Expendables 2 superstar have been eagerly awaiting his return ever since rumors about his comeback broke out in 2020. Now, it’s official – Jason Statham is back, but is he better than ever? Let’s find out.
Statham rose to fame in the late 90s and early 2000s as the go-to actor for all things action. Two years after Guy Ritchie cast him in some of his movies. His rugged good looks, impeccable physique, and undeniable charisma won him a legion of fans who couldn’t get enough of his high-octane performances.
However, after a string of blockbuster hits, Statham disappeared from the limelight. Following his role as Deckard Shaw in the 2019 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Leaving fans wondering what happened to their favorite action hero. Some speculated that he had retired to enjoy the spoils of his success. While others waited with bated breaths for his grand comeback in new action movies.
Is Operation Fortune Another Of Those Hit And Miss Action Movies?
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre was supposed to be a high-energy, pulse-pounding, action comedy movie. That showcases Statham’s trademark blend of badassery, humor, and heartwarming charm. Yet the movie which was directed by British director Guy Ritchie was a clear miss. Ritchie has won several awards, raves, and reviews for his previous works with Statham.
The Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre 2023 movie was originally slated for release on January 21, 2022, and March 18, 2022, but was released on January 4, 2023. The movie has everything that we’ve come to expect from Statham: edge-of-the-seat thrills, and heart-stopping stunts. Statham stars as Orson Fortune. An MI6 agent teams up with CIA agent Sarah Fidel (Aubrey Plaza), and JJ Davies (Bugzy Malone). To retrieve a stolen AI device before a notorious arms dealer named Greg Simmonds auctions it off.
One thing fans all love about Jason Statham is how untouchable he is in movies. Swiftly annihilating bad guys with as little as a bruise from the beginning till the end credits. The man walks on clouds and do we love to see it?.
While Operation Fortune isn’t exactly one of the best action movies. Neither does it come close to Statham’s box office hits, the movie has been well-received among fans and critics alike. And it’s not hard to see why it’s on the list of good new action movies in 2023. Statham’s performance in action movies is electrifying. And he delivers some of the most breathtaking action sequences while keeping his suave style and no-nonsense persona. Although, his chemistry with Plaza which was sadly never explored would have been nothing short of impeccable. Since the movie’s storyline was a bit too drab. Nonetheless, it’s good to have Statham back on our screens and Ritchie, back in his director chair.