This was a quick Hollywood, holiday season throw-in. Decent plot but nothing to get excited about. A single dad and former, top DEA agent, played by Jason Statham, ends up having to clean up his new town by annihilating a current meth lab and teaching the locals a lesson or two. There is lots of violence and action. No surprise there — Jason is known for his fighting antics and no nonsense execution of lethal blows. The big surprise for me was James Franco who played a drug warlord. I’m not use to seeing James in this type of role. He did a pretty good job for a guy who kind of zoned out on the academy awards presentation he was hosting. Another surprise for me was that Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay.
If you’re looking for a nice family movie to take the kids, this is not the one. Lots of profanity as well as the violence. I wasn’t sorry I saw Homefront but it didn’t make me go WOW!