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I’m writing a novel. Sometimes I worry that my novel sucks. Sometimes I watch a movie to take my mind off things. Tonight I watched “Blitz” (2011) with Jason Statham. Statham is his usual, strangely haunting, ass-kicking self. He’s a violent sociopath cop who teams with a homosexual sociopath cop to catch a vengeful sociopath cop-killer. The sentence I just wrote is 10 times more complex than anything in this movie. Basically, it sucked (the movie, not my sentence). During the credits, I saw that “Blitz” was based on a novel. So maybe there is hope for me after all.

You’re probably familiar with cartoon violence in action movies. Big stacks of tires falling on bad guys, people slipping and falling in oil slicks, the hero getting shot in the shoulder, but nobody dying. Well, “The Expendables” (2010) is part of a new trend: video game violence. Amputations, decapitations, arterial sprays and lots of death. Lots. We even get to see a waterboarding. But hey, it’s all in a day’s work for Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and their fellow wise-cracking mercenaries, who spread American-style mayhem around the world and then head back to the tattoo parlor for a knife-throwing contest.