HOMEFRONT (VVS, 2013) D: Gary Fleder, w/ Jason Statham, James Franco. Rating: NNN; Blu-ray package: N Rating: N
Less hyperbolic than most Jason Statham actioners, Homefront is still enjoyable for its unusual take on the villains.
Statham does his typical fighting-machine thing as a former DEA agent who moves to a tiny Louisiana town with his beloved daughter and, via a kids' squabble, gets embroiled in a feud with Gator Bodine (James Franco), the local meth lord.
Gator is the only fish in a tiny pond. Having never faced any real opposition, he's out of his depth when confronted with Statham's tough guy, and more so when he calls in a biker gang. Franco gives a dandy performance, as do Kate Bosworth as his vicious addict sister, who drives the feud, and Winona Ryder, his equally vicious but smarter girlfriend.
Most of the fun in the extras' two promo spots masquerading as making-of docs comes from comparing what cast and crew say about Gator with what you see on the screen.
EXTRAS Two promo spots. English, French audio and subtitles.