Transporter 2


Transporter 2

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A stylish and more focused sequel to The Transporter, the movie is over-the-top fun for fans of the first movie.



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Driver and muscle for hire Frank Martin returns in this sequel to the 2002 box-office hit. Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is a former special-forces officer who will transport anything anywhere for a price, and his latest assignment is acting as chauffeur for Jack Billings (Hunter Clary), the young son of politician Jefferson Billings (Matthew Modine), who has garnered no small amount of controversy for his aggressive efforts to stamp out the trade in illegal drugs. One day, Frank is to take Jack to the doctor for a checkup while his mother, Audrey (Amber Valletta), sets up a birthday party for the tyke. However, Jack's doctor is not who he appears to be -- he's actually Dimitri (Jason Flemyng), a Russian agent well versed in viruses who works with criminal kingpin Gianni (Alessandro Gassman). After a long and hard-fought chase with Frank, the bad guys get ahold of little Jack and hold him for ransom. The parents comply with their monetary demands and soon have their son back at home -- but little do they know that the boy has secretly been injected with a deadly and easily spread virus, which the terrorists hope to spread to the boy's powerful father and other politicians whom Jefferson will soon be addressing at a public event. When Frank learns what has happened to young Jack, he sets out to find the culprits -- and the antidote that will save the boy and all others who have been exposed to the virus from dying a painful death -- though his foes have stacked the deck so that it looks as if Frank has been complicit in the crime.

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Jason Statham
as Frank Martin
Amber Valletta
as Audrey Billings
Matthew Modine
as Mr. Billings
Keith David
as Stappleton
Hunter Clary
as Jack Billings
Raymond Tong
as Rastaman
George Kapetan
as Dr. Sonovitch
Jeff Chase
as Vasily
Gregg Todd Davis
as Techie at Billings
Marty Wright
as Commander
AnnaLynne McCord
as Car Jacking Girl
Reggie Pierre
as Car Jacker
Elie Thompson
as Car Jacker
Adam Faldetta
as Car Jacker
Michael House
as Car Jacker
Tim Ware
as Hoffman
Liv Davalos Maier
as TV News Announcer
Damaris Justamente
as Receptionist
Damaris Justamante
as Receptionist
Andy Horne
as Dr. Koblin
Doug MacKinnon
as Marshall Smith
Marc Macaulay
as Marshall Brown
Bill Wilson
as Agent at Billings House
Robert Small
as Government Doctor
Jim Coleman
as Robot Tech
Jim Campbell
as Robot Tech
Heath Kelts
as Security Agent
Chris Campbell
as Security Agent
Paul Tei
as Tech in Van
Ernest Harden Jr.
as Billings Aide
Tim A. Powell
as Marshall at Robot Site
Tom Derek
as Marshall at Stakeout
Max Osterweis
as Phone's Man
Laurence Gormezano
as TV News Announcer Helicopter
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[img][/img] Transporter 2 does everything that The Transporter did but better. However the original wasn't worth writing home about anyhow so the compliment is minimal. It split opinions, this sequel has caused the same debate. The problem at heart with The Transporter movies is that an opinion on them depends on patience and sympathy towards non sensical, over the top, illogical exploitation movies. The first film worked within an inch of it's teeth, simply, because Jason Statham was in it. Genuinely he's just a guy who's good at what he does. He was the perfect man for the lead in this franchise. If there is anyone who can play a post hero man on the edge, I would point him out of the crowd. On the technical side of things, this is loads more slicker than the original. It's more action packed (that's saying something), has better acting, and producer Luc Besson actually puts a plot into the mix. But the cartoonish and lightfooted second unit directing and illogical plot points genuinely test your patience. The first film did the same but not to this extent. There's only so much you can get away with. Luc Besson has managed to escape narrative logic on many occassions eg. Taken, District 13. Thankfully, he does it again here. The film allows you to relax into it's absurdities before going all out fantastical on you. It's also a bonus that the direction is superior to it's predecessor due to the addition of visual flare. It's definitely worth pointing also that supporting villian Kate Nauta is brilliant. Overall, it's better constructed than the first one and succeeds overall as light hearted entertainment. At least for me anyway, due in most part to my belief in Statham, and that he fits into the role like a jigsaw. However if anyone else played the transporter character, it would never have worked the first time. I've unashamedly got a bit of a soft spot for the absurdidness fun of this franchise, but that's more than I can say for a number of people.

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Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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These type of movies, sum up everything that is a guilty pleasure in films for me. Cheesy Martial Arts, where our here is rarely hurt, predictability and a handsome lead star, all the main reasons I tend to avoid certain films, but hey, this is easy watching entertainment, which does exactly as it says on the tin.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Frank Martin will get the job done, even if it means taking half of Miami with him. This is faster and more action packed than the first, it's really a different movie all around. For what it is, it's perfect. Jason Statham annihilates goon after goon without ever using a weapon, well except a hose at one point. The car stunts quite literally defy logic, but somehow it makes sense in this world. Kate Nauta channels the soul of Brigitte Nielsen and proves to be Frank's biggest adversary and she's probably one of the best elements to the movie. I like sequels that try something new and this is definitely one of those sequels.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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