1 ordinary world:
-urban environment, city, (Rotterdam).
-Hero: pretty normal life, normal cop (Jason Statham 45, ), wife kid, little boy called james, wife called mary-jane.
2 call to adventure:
Jason arrested a drug dealer who later-on escaped from jail and killed jason's kid in revenge. Jason got hoked on meth, out of grief, and stole some drugs from the evidence room in the police department. His wife left him. He got caught, and got dishonorable discharge (fired). Furious at the drug dealer who he blamed for his misfortune, he swore revenge.
3 refusal of the call:
-how can a drug addicted ex-cop bring a criminal to justice?
4 meeting the mentor:
-Ex wife MJ: get your fucking act together you worthless piece of shit. It's for our son. Stop taking drugs, douche-bag.
5 crossing the threshold:
- jumps over his own shadow, to contribute to a safer world for everybody. Stop taking drugs
6 test, allies, enemies:
-test: parcours, avoid police, running,
- allies: old police officer in his last years at the job. Insider information over earpiece etc.
7 approach to inmost cave:
-got address to “crack-house” , walked up the stairs, the dealer sees him coming, runs onto the roof, chase each other around town, gets info from his insider,
8 supreme ordeal:
-they come to an roof top, they can't go any further, the dealer backs towards the edge of the roof, they talk...you killed my son, my wife left me, I have nothing to loose... shoots him in the foot...talk some more, I lost my job, got addicted with the poison you sell...shoots him in the other foot...they talk...payback time biatch... kicks him in the head and makes him tip over the back of the roof and shoots at him as he is falling towards the street... where his guts will eventually splatter on the sidewalk.
-dignity, victory, revenge
10 road back:
- reflects on the journey which brought him to th epoint he is at...the lessons he learned, the blood he had to shed, the people he met along the journey
-gets back together wife...gets a job as an addiction consultant at the local community center
12 return with the elixer:
-the drug dealer was one of the most important supplier, and the whole drug scene in Rotterdam crumbles.