The Transporter Reviews
And this movie is set in the heart of upper class France. Why the fuck is everyone speaking English?!
It may be stupid (and believe me, it sure is), but you can't deny that 'The Transporter' is one hell of a fun action movie, with some great chase sequences and a typically bad-ass performance from Jason Statham.
In this first picture we learn about the mysterious professional getaway driver Frank Martin. Martin a former solider in the army delivers packages on time and in a sufficient manner. He also follows his own set of rules which helps him do his job in perfect fashion. On one job he gets a package in the form of a chinese woman who was supposed to be shipped off with a bunch of other Asian folks as part of a type of slave trade. Martin decides to break his rules and help out the girl which inevitably makes him a target as well.
I can definitely see how fans fell in love with this. To it's defense It was unlke any action film that came out at the time. however it could have been made better. One thing I didn't like was that for. shu qi's character was for the most part a typical damsel in distress except for the fact she could hack into a computer. This is a prime example of what the female actresses today hate to get as a film role. the music was my only problem with the film it was either really corny or just sucked. although some of the soundtracks were aight but mostly sucked.
On a positive note. Jason staham does a really excellent job here as he has with the other two films. The fluidity, suaveness and unpredictability Staham brings in his creation of this character frank martin is a testament to his acting abilities in action films. He is a real standout among the action greats and he proves it here. it really was interesting to learn about frank's past here as I jumped into the second film of the franchise. small thing, but its different seeing him do his thing without his suit. just something I happened to notice. I will say making a sequel to this was a good move. the ending does leave you wanting more. the action is great here. Always so creative the fight scenes in these films.
Transporter is 2 1/2 out of 5 star film but I can tell it was a vehicle for statham. still however wouldn't recommend seeing this.
Jason statham kicks ass and he does do in style. Innovative fight scenes, enjoyable car chases and Stathams gruff voice makes this a very fun movie.
I struggle to give it a bad rating. The movie was too much fun, Jason Statham was stunningly charismatic, the action scenes and martial arts fights were so much fun to watch, and it was legitimately enjoyable to watch.
I can't reasonably give it a good grade either. Half the time the fun came from trying to figure out how things made any sense. How did she get into the car if she's still tied to the chair? How did the guy get on the side of the truck in that small timeframe when his car had no window to get him in a position to do that? Why is a man who lives a solitary life and likes it quiet conveniently have TWO scuba kits ready and waiting? And probably the biggest of all was what set off the entire sequence of events: the car bomb. That was just brain-meltingly dumb. They already have it ready to go to him before they even check the bag so he was set-up for it anyway, and if they had someone follow him to get a call to blow him up if it turns out he lied, why would they blow it up when he's not in the car? It was terrible, terrible, terrible.
And I rightly can't give it an average grade because the movie was decidedly not average. There's absolutely no reason to give it a grade of average just because highs and lows cancel each other out. Even the lows were highs because they just made me question what the hell the writer was doing.
But any movie that I want to watch again immediately after watching it can't be a bad movie.