Notable Examples: The Expendables 2, Transporter 3, Crank
In recent years, Hollywood has moved away from the campy heroes of the ‘80s and ‘90s, the Stallones and Schwarzeneggers. Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, Daniel Craig’s James Bond, and Christian Bale’s Batman have all traded in the cheese of their predecessors for something more serious. Everything is very dark these days, as you might've noticed. The world's not in great shape.
Jason Statham is a rebuke to this trend. His movies are saturated with the racial stereotypes, casual misogyny, and glorious one-liners of yesteryear. Have a taste:
Bad Guy: I'd like to offer you a position.
Statham: I'd like to offer you one—permanently disabled.
[After deflating a basketball on some dude’s chest.] Statham: Next time, I’ll deflate all your balls.
The Expendables 2
Statham: I’d like to pronounce you man and knife.