Jason Statham and Jet Li have appeared in 5 motion films collectively, so let’s rank their collaborations from worst to greatest.
Motion legends Jet Li and Jason Statham have appeared in 5 films collectively thus far – this is their team-ups ranked worst to greatest. Jet Li is a martial arts star who made a reputation for himself within the As soon as Upon A Time In China films and 1994’s Fist OF Legend, which featured struggle sequences that may be influential on The Matrix. Li later made appearances in English language productions like Deadly Weapon 4, Kiss Of The Dragon and The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor.
Jason Statham had an odd path to motion stardom, first showing in crime comedies like Man Ritchie’s Snatch earlier than transferring into supporting roles with the likes of John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars. It was 2002’s The Transporter that established his main man credentials, which had been significantly aided by his means to carry out his personal martial arts. Along with two Transporter sequels, he is appeared in Crank, Dying Race, and The Meg. He made a cameo in Quick & Livid 6 as Deckard Shaw, a villain who would steadily evolve into an anti-hero over the course of quite a few sequels. He additionally co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in spinoff Quick & Livid Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
5. The Expendables 3
The third and least of the trilogy, The Expendables 3 is a vapid blockbuster that bought out the franchise’s declare to Eighties motion nostalgia when it went PG-13 within the hopes of broadening its enchantment. Statham is often a spotlight of the films however is sidelined for a lot of this third outing to make means for brand spanking new recruits, whereas Li solely arrives within the closing act and has little to do; neither he nor Statham share any actual screentime both.
Warfare is constructed across the premise of the 2 motion stars pummeling one another, with Jason Statham’s vengeful cop blaming his accomplice’s dying on Jet Li’s mysterious murderer. Whereas the film has a few genuinely first rate twists the pacing is sluggish and the motion is forgettable, which sadly contains the temporary closing dust-up between Statham and Li.
3. The One
The One was initially earmarked as a car for Dwayne Johnson, who was changed by Jet Li. This 2001 motion movie may be very a lot of its period, that includes a gloriously dated nu-metal soundtrack – together with staples like “Our bodies and “Final Resort” – and Matrix-aping bullet time. The story finds Li being chased by an evil, alternate universe hopping model of himself who’s, in flip, hunted by Statham’s multiverse cop. The One is a relic of the early 2000s however its an entertainingly tacky one. Statham was additionally pressured to make use of an ill-fitting American accent for his function and was disillusioned when a deliberate struggle scene between him and Li was scrapped earlier than filming.
2. The Expendables
The Expendables was initially pitched as a critical motion thriller uniting Sly Stallone, Statham and Li, however pleasure over the undertaking noticed it morph right into a love letter to Eighties motion as a substitute, and it gathered extra icons like Lundgren, Willis, and Schwarzenegger. The Expendables has some good motion and when all of it works its will be enjoyable, although the combination of parody and introspective drama by no means fairly gels.
1. The Expendables 2
The Expendables 2 is the closest the sequence has come to working, providing R-rated motion with entertaining interaction between motion legends. It has one of the best setpieces and villain in Jean-Claude Van Damme however is let down by some actually appalling makes an attempt at comedy – particularly Chuck Norris’ introduction – and CGI blood spray. Jet Li actually parachutes out of the sequel following the opening too, which is a bummer, and attributable to his filming schedule, he and Jason Statham are by no means truly onscreen on the similar time.