HOMEFRONT (2013) : REVIEW
November 30, 2013
From the moment one saw the poster, one could tell where would everything go in this movie. Let's talk about the poster : Jason Statham, whose patriot-wide eyes were scanning the horizon, whose jacket got US's flag literally photoshopped onto the back, all while holding his daughter and the tagline "How far would you go to protect your home?" plastered big on top (the meaning of 'home' here was vague; I was hoping that the storyline would tell me along the way, but it didn't, it only made me even more confused). Then there was James Franco, with tinier portion on the bottom, giving deadshot look and compatible hell-ish background. What could you conclude from this very poster? And we got Sylvester Stallone, who wrote the screenplay, and Gary Fleder, who directed the movie. More to it, this movie was based on a crime novel written by Chuck Logan. Two things we could best conclude from the very things shown on the poster. One, Statham meant action. Second, Stallone meant over-the-top hero formula with his signature one-against-them-all core character. Did I guess them right? Let's find out.