After careers as a diver and a mannequin, Jason Statham first made his manner into movies starring in crime movies – however his profession has advanced rather a lot since then. Within the final 20 years, the gruff Englishman has efficiently turn into one of many greatest action stars on the earth – not solely main huge blockbusters, however jumpstarting a number of franchises. Greater than that, nevertheless, he additionally has a specific model inside the style – and an enormous a part of it’s embracing the ridiculous and going balls to the wall.
With Jason Statham’s newest unusual journey, The Meg, hitting theaters this weekend, we thought that this might be a correct time to look again at a few of the craziest moments within the man’s lengthy profession. Limiting picks to 1 scene per title, we have put collectively this listing of Statham’s 9 most ridiculous scenes – and we’ll begin with what’s to-date his highest grossing function:
Taking part in Hen With Dom Torretto — Livid 7
The sport of Hen has a protracted and great cinematic historical past. In any case, it’s simply one of the dramatic issues you are able to do with two vehicles on display screen: having them race in the direction of one another at prime pace with the loser being the one who swerves first. James Wan’s Livid 7 options an all-timer model of the sport, pitting Jason Statham and Vin Diesel towards each other in a pair of muscle vehicles, and the explanation it makes this listing is as a result of neither of them loses, they usually wind up crashing instantly into each other in an enormous crunch of metallic and glass.
The sequence begins as Dom Toretto sees Deckard Shaw observing Han’s funeral, and the 2 wind up getting in a chase/automobile battle. Finally the 2 vehicles discover one another reverse each other one the identical stretch of highway, and each kick it into excessive gear. What finally earns it the label “ridiculous” is that each drivers are mainly unhurt by the entire encounter, needing solely to crack a number of joints to alleviate ache – and that is even earlier than Dom notes that Deckard drove into him with a bolstered chassis.