An action thriller paralyzed by money worries is given a second chance in streaming

Given the fate that has befallen their two previous collaborations, Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes should probably stay away from each other for the foreseeable future, as their first team-up is now in history chaos be put to the test.

A decade before they reunited The consumables 3 – which was crippled by a watered-down PG-13 rating and a leaked copy that contributed to it being the worst-reviewed and lowest-grossing entry in the franchise until the next one came out – the action icons shared the screen Writer-director Tony Giglio’s ambitious and procedural thriller full of twists and turns.

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Statham’s grizzled vet teams up with rookie Ryan Phillipes to negotiate a hostage situation, unaware that Snipes’ criminal mastermind has deployed a virus that follows the principles of chaos theory – before eventually adapting and evolving. A solid setup, but financial problems effectively neutered the film.

Many thanks in part Battlefield Earthproduction company Franchise Pictures went bankrupt, forcing extensive script rewrites that slashed the budget and shortened the shooting schedule from 40 to 22 days, and the ongoing problems became apparent chaos The film was released in cinemas in the United Arab Emirates in December 2005, but a domestic distribution deal could not be concluded until February 2008.

Luckily, Statham’s back catalog performs well on streaming wherever you find it, and the chrome-plated ass-kicker’s continued popularity ensures that chaos has finally managed to avoid the shame of living up to its title by getting a fresh gust of wind into its streaming sails. Per FlixPatrolThe film, whose ambition was undermined by the bean counters, is one of Starz’s biggest hits, although it could have been better had it not fallen victim to extenuating circumstances.

Lindsay Lowe

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