'Homefront' sounds like the kind of movie Sylvester Stallone would have starred in thirty years ago. A retired DEA agent settles into the country, only to get on the wrong side of an insane drug dealer. Violence ensues, justice is delivered and so on and so forth. However, the elderly Stallone is only the screenwriter on 'Homefront,' with the leading role going to the reliably cool Jason Statham and the part of the villain going to ... James Franco? Yeah, we wouldn't believe it either if there wasn't a trailer proving it.
In many ways, 'Homefront' looks like a fairly typical action movie filled with familiar beats and built on a plot that's as predictable as they come. However, it's also a film built on the idea of country folk hilariously escalating grudges to the point where violence is the only option, which is hilarious. Not to mention the fact that the Cockney-accented Statham attempting to play an average ordinary American guy is giving us flashbacks to every '80s Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, which is also hilarious. Plus, there's Franco being Franco, which is always hilarious. We're going to see 'Homefront' six times. This thing looks awesome.
Here's the official synopsis:
Former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker (Statham), a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (Franco) puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.
'Homefront' will arrive in theaters on November 27, 2013, because nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving!" like Jason Statham roundhouse kicking James Franco in the jaw. Oh, please, let that actually happen in the movie.