Jet Li and Jason Statham’s actioner “War” (formerly “Rogue”, which I actually prefer, but nevermind), gets a second poster via Joblo.com. By now you probably already know the story, it’s basically the same plot for most cop-assassin movies: cop’s partner is killed, cop goes on a rampage against the assassin, etc. I’m still thinking that the two guys eventually team up, but maybe I’m wrong. Then again, the posters and ads are really selling the Li versus Statham element, and whenever the studios concentrate so hard on something nowadays, I tend to think the opposite. Hollywood lies, but their ad campaigns lies even more.
After his partner Tom Wynne (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triad’s and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.
The second poster for your viewing pleasure: