The Beekeeper is an action thriller that will make one chuckle in appreciation of the gory scenes in which the antagonists get what they deserve, by a protagonist hellbent on rightful vengeance.
The Beekeeper is an adrenaline-hiking crime thriller that follows Jason Statham as he plays a beekeeper, who fights with the entire system to end an intricate phishing scam. Directed by David Ayer, the film was written by Kurt Wimmer, and produced by Bill Block, Chris Long, Wimmer, Ayer, and Statham himself.
The Beekeeper debuted in the 2022 Cannes festival and will be released theatrically on January 12, 2024. The film will feature a starry cast other than Jason Statham as well, including Josh Hutcherson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Bobby Nadri, Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Irons, and Minnie Driver.
The film dropped its trailer on October 4, this year, and it showed an action-packed flick that is headed by a character who is driven by emotion more than logic. However, in a person who deals with bee stings and bullet holes on a daily basis, a little emotion probably keeps them grounded and connected with other people, instead of becoming an island.
The Beekeeper focuses on the lost bond between Jason Statham’s mysterious yet helpful protagonist, Mr. Clay, and the late Mrs. Parker, who had been like family to the former. She had died as a result of a heartless, clean sweep of a phishing scam, that had robbed her of all her money and will to live.
This sets the dangerous yet quaint Mr. Clay on a warpath. He becomes determined to uproot the scam from its root and ends up discovering international creepers feeding on the nourishment of “the weakest in society”. However, instead of deterring the composed beekeeper, this simply adds fuel to his goal.
It is then revealed that he is not just an ordinary beekeeper, but also the member of an eponymous organization that maintains the system when usual law and order fails to keep up with burgeoning greed and corruption. Soon the antagonists come to regret their enmity, for in the trailer we see Statham’s Mr. Clay kill his enemies in ruthless, creative ways that are effective and memorable.