Transporter 3 Reviews
Jason Statham is the ONLY redeeming part of this movie. Everything else, from the way it's shot to the script to the supporting cast...everything else is absolutely terrible.
While there was plenny of action in it, no doubt, and the skills as I said in the previous sequel is spectacular. However with this sequel, I found the plot slightly confusing. There was the Minister, his daughter, then the guy who was with the daughter at the beginning, and the baddies. Now I can't connect the baddies and the Minister. To do with Environment????
I wanted something brainless when I decided to watch this and I got it what I asked for I guess. Loud noises, punching, kicking and angry faces. Oh and a stupid story that is as flat as a piece of bread. Despite it delivering brainless action I expect it to be exciting, slightly over the top, ridiculous. Entertainment is name of the game this isn't a complex plot with detailed characters. Nor does it have to be.
The third film in a series that is known for ridiculous thrill rides 'Transporter 3' sees 'Frank' (Jason Statham) locked in a deal with a man named 'Johnson' (Robert Knepper) to transport a package to 'Budapest' for reasons that are unclear. He's working for someone else and it has something to do with clean energy but it's never explained well enough. How does he keep ass-kicking 'Frank' under his thumb? with a explosive military bracelet of course - so if they strays too far form the car it explodes.
Al that should be asked of action movies is a coherent plot and some exciting action. It tries, believe me it tries but it doesn't come close to succeeding. Everything is all so very vague and makes out the hero to be dumb as a post when it takes him 3/4 of the movie to realise what the cargo is. Equally the action sequences fizzle, the variety is admirable; cars, hand to hand combat and trains thrown in. But unless it's shot in a quick exciting manner it's useless. There are some characters that promise to be of some impact but it all boils down to two people and their importance quickly becomes non-existent.
Transporter 3' may well be a film that the fans of the first two love, not me. It's nothing more than a series of passable action scenes and an incoherent plot. With stop start pacing bumbling all the information out at once. I do have to point out it's not a total disaster I got some enjoyment out of it. it just clearly overreached - massively. Dialled back a little and it could have been more.