The Beekeeper Review: John Wick On Steroids

One man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization .

The Beekeeper Review: John Wick On Steroids

David Ayer’s The Beekeeper starring Jason Statham is now out in theaters, and the best analogy I can come up with is it’s John Wick on steroids.

If you are a fan of Statham, if you like movies such as John Wick, The Accountant, Taken, Nobody, etc. (I love those), The Beekeeper is the movie for you.

Per all those movies, the plot is familiar, as Statham plays an assassin who is wronged and is out for revenge. He’s unemotional. He’s relentless. He’s unstoppable. Think Terminator meets Michael Myers.

However, it isn’t his dog that gets killed or daughter that gets kidnapped, it’s an old lady (played by Clair Huxtable herself, Phylicia Rashad) who offs herself after getting scammed by computer virus hackers.

Well, the old lady happened to be the only one to have ever cared for Statham. Big mistake, bad guys.

So Statham’s quest to make things right leads him to a vast conspiracy that involves the FBI, CIA, the White House, and more. The film sets Statham’s character up nicely when they all learn who they are dealing with, The Beekeeper. Oh, shit. This ain’t John Wick.

The flick features over-the-top non-stop action, explosions, and WWE-type villains. It’s everything you want in an action movie. It’s a lot of fun. The runtime is also perfect coming in at 1hr 45 minutes so it’s not too long and doesn’t feel like it’s dragging.

The fight scenes are also really cool and done well. Yeah, again, they’re way over-the-top and at times unbelievable and can even come off as comical, but the fight, gun and knife choreography are all top-notch. At times, there’s the equivalent of jump scares and I found myself saying out loud, ‘Holy!’ and ‘WTF!” It’s a good time. 7/10.

When does the sequel get released?

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What is The Beekeeper about?

In The Beekeeper, one man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as “Beekeepers.”

The film also stars Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Minnie Driver, with Phylicia Rashad, and Jeremy Irons.

Executive producers include Andrew Golov, Thom Zadra, and Mark Birmingham.

Producers include Bill Block, Jason Statham, David Ayer, Chris Long, and p.g.a., Kurt Wimmer.

The Beekeeper gets released on Jan 12, 2024, and is also written by Wimmer.

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