Film Review: The Beekeeper 蜂神惡殺 (2024) USA 🇺🇸
Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia 🇦🇺)
One of the things about action star Jason Statham is that there is something very convincing about him that makes the audience just about believe in all the stunning abilities that he comes up with. Thats a unique trail which makes Steven Seagal laughable when put in the same scenario. In the latest no-nonsense action thriller “The Beekeeper”, Statham is simply “John Wick” in bee hives and the result is a nutcracker of a film that ends with a punch in the gut of every villain you see on screen and that’s a lot of body counts. Directed by long time corroborator David Ayer, the revenge thriller film contains few dialogue with a direct focus on the action sequences one after another.
Jason Statham adds another potential franchise to his high octane action career with “The Beekeeper”. Not that we needed another “John Wick”, but Statham has the grit and prowess to make the most unconvincing convincing. That’s a compliment to say the least as he literally punch his way to the President of United States. Unreal as it may be, it is Jason Statham. Josh Hutcherson makes a highly unlikable villain who is simply good for nothing as the son of the US President. Other characters aren’t important as this is all about Statham.
All in all, “The Beekeeper” is high in energy and high in absolute brutal action. No one goes into these kind of revenge action thriller focusing on its story, but rather how many body count Statham will end up escaping with. The final scene with Statham running into the sea, means there will be a sequel coming and as far as bees are concerned, bring it on!
I rated it 7.5/10